Wazzabi – Duo With Guests

Wazzabi: Thor Madsen (left), Anders Hentze (right). Photo by Jacob Noel.

Na FarofaWazzabiningMonte LemaA Bigger Form

Wazzabi is a band formed by Thor Madsen and drummer Anders Hentze. The duo was often expanded with guests. Wazzabi released three albums and toured Brazil, USA and Europe before going on hiatus in 2014.

Na Farofa – The Brazilian Connection

In 2009 Wazzabi started collaborating with Brazilian singer Carlos Zimbher. Carlos toured with the band in Denmark and recorded three songs for the album Wazzabining. The band soon began collaborating with other Brazilian artist thru Carlos’ connections.

Over the next five years Wazzabi toured frequently in Brazil. They performed among other places at Savassi Festival in Belo Horizonte, Studio SP in Sao Paulo and Satelite Festival in Brasilia. After signing a one album deal with Sao Paulo based label and studio YB Music, Wazzabi recorded the album Na Farofa. The 2013 release was followed by a release show at CCSP in Sao Paulo with guests from the album.

On the album singers Iara Rennó, Leo Cavalcanti, Ava Rocha, Rodrigo Campos and Vitor Trindade were joined by Guilherme Kastrup on percussion and Thiago França on saxophone.

Wazzabi performing at Studio SP, Sao Paulo 2011. Thor Madsen, Klaus Sena, Anders Hentze, Marcelo Monteiro. Iara Rennó in front. Photo by Nicollas Loos.
Murial painted by visual artist Luis Flavio Trampo for Wazzabi. The CD cover for Na Farofa is a detail of the wall.

Wazzabining – The Copenhagen Album

The 2010 album Wazzabining featured two of the best Danish vocalists on the scene. Shaka Loveless had already performed on shows with Wazzabi. Thor had just produced and co-composed the Camille Jones all electronic album Barking Up The Wrong Tree from 2009 and invited her on the album.

Legendary Danish DJ Tue Track from hiphop band Malk De Koijn added scratching to a couple of tracks and Jeffrey D. Jensen from Real Time words to the track Have Mine.

Wazzabi at Amager Bio, Copenhagen. Thor Madsen and Anders Hentze with guests DJ Noize and Shaka Loveless. Visuals by Anders Watanabe Krøyer. Photo by Peter Skjalm.

Wazzabi with Shaka Loveless live at the club Train in Denmark.

Monte Lema With Poetry

Wazzabi collaborated with Danish poet Pablo Llambías in 2011. On the album Monte Lema he reads and sings his sonnets with Wazzabi. The album was packaged with the book Monte Lema published by Gyldendal.

The Debut EP A Bigger Form

The debut EP from 2008 features Malik Work and Ian Lawrence of Real Live Show on the track Listen. Real Live show was a live hip hop collective Thor was part of in New York in the late 90s/early 00s. (About).

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