We are pleased to bring you Portland’s latest spot for kizomba nightlife!
1001 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
21 and up
Food and drink are available for purchase.
Akadi serves delicious West African food!
::: WHAT IS KIZOMBA? :::
#Kizomba is a refined and sophisticated style of music and dance from #Angola, #Africa. Enjoyed throughout the world, this unique dance has been gaining attention and popularity among dancers of all kinds. Recent years have even seen the emergence of kizomba rooms at events catering to salsa and bachata.
::: WHAT MUSIC WILL YOU HEAR AT KIZOMBA NIGHT? :::
In addition to kizomba music, Kizomba Night also features music from Cape Verde, Haiti, and the French West Indies such as #zouk and #kompa
At Kizomba Night, you will regularly hear music by artists such as Eddy Tussa, Enposib, Eduardo Paim, Puto Português, DJ Dias Rodrigues, DJ Paparazzi, Harmonik, Anselmo Ralph, Yola Semedo, C4 Pedro, Nelson Freitas, Djodje, Tabou Combo, Johnny Ramos, Zouk Machine, Patrick Saint Eloi, Kassav’, Yudi Fox, Tanya St Val, Gerilson Insrael, Kaysha, Caló Pascoal, Jim Rama, Paulo Flores, Badoxa, Yuri da Cunha, Nu-Look, Bruna Tatiana, Alan Cavé, J Beatz, Carimi, Jean Philippe Marthely, Matias Damásio, Mika Mendes, Ivan Alekxei, Livongh, and many more…
::: WHO IS DJ PANAFLEX? :::
Charlie Thompson (DJ Panaflex) has been delighting listeners and dancers with his Latin and Afro-Diasporic sets since 2013, playing #dancehall, #bachata, #kuduro, #dembow, and everything in-between. In 2016 he started his kizomba night series at Trio Club. The same year he partnered with Nathalia Carbajal to form the successful KiZouk Connection monthly dance party, which went on for years and was host to many nationally and internationally touring performers and instructors of Brazilian zouk.
In 2021 he assumed a part-time role as programmer and presenter on Portland’s 90.7 KBOO FM radio station:
Other event highlights include:
* Angola Independence Day
* Haitian Flag Day
* Portland Winter Light Fest
* Global Based Day Party
* Noche de Cumbia at Holocene
* Tropical Night at Vertical Room
* PDX Bachata Cruise on the Portland Spirit
* Rip City Bachata & Salsa Fest
* The Way Up
* Rum & Reggae at Yaad Style Jamaican Cuisine
* Bollywood Night at Fuego