DJ Panaflex

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DJ Panaflex performing at White Owl Social Club

More detailed playlists available at: https://spinitron.com/KBOO/dj/143036/DJ-Panaflex

Hailing from the city of roses, Charlie Thompson (DJ Panaflex) discovered international club music at age 13 during a family visit to Monterrey, Mexico, an experience which inspired him to start compiling mixes, and to begin, five years later to air them on his long-running Electric Lunch radio program on KBVR FM Corvallis. In 2008, while living in Guatemala, Charlie began a love affair with sounds he heard there imported from Colombia, Panama, and The Dominican Republic, Jorge Celedon, Hector Acosta, La Factoria, Flex... it was a journey of discovery that would culminate years later on the island of Hispañola where he saw his favorite bachateros perform live and snatched up every new bootleg dembow compilation being sold on the street.

Since returning to Portland in 2013, he has focused his efforts on creating mixed sets in a wide variety of genres including cumbia, dancehall, reggaeton, kuduro, afrohouse, kizomba, zouk, baile funk, and dembow, which have seen releases on the outstanding Brother Sister and JEROME mix series, garnered support from Michael Bruce (Gran Ritmos, @soniclozenge) and Freaky Outty (The Way Up, Snap! @freakyoutty), and won him multiple radio appearances, including Night Drive on XRAY FM and DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid's (@the-incredible-kid, @djanjali) Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Kush program on KBOO FM.

Since 2016, his ongoing series of afro-diasporic socials have been delighting dancers of kizomba, tarraxinha, and semba. His successful biweekly KiZouk Connection dance night in partnership with Nathalia Carbajal was host to many national and international performers and instructors of Brazilian zouk including Marc Brewer, Ivo Vieira, Bruno Galhardo, Mafie Zouker, Braz dos Santos, Leo & Romina, and more.

See djpanaflex.com for more info.

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Charlie Thompson

The Melting Pot on 10/26/21 - A tour of Europe and Porto Velho, Brazil

Airs at: Tue, 10/26/2021 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Music of Quisqueya

Airs at: Sun, 10/24/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
From the heart of the Caribbean, DJ Panaflex brings you two very important ingredient's in the region's musical DNA, bachata and merengue. These two sounds, born in the Dominican Republic of a synergy of African, European, and Taino influences have become the country's chi... Read more

The Melting Pot on 10/12/21 - Balkan Pop & French Caribbean Zouk

Airs at: Tue, 10/12/2021 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot on 09/28/21 - International Afropop & Angolan Kuduro

Airs at: Tue, 09/28/2021 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot on 09/14/21 - Zimdancehall & Dembow

Airs at: Tue, 09/14/2021 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot on 08/31/21 - Kizomba, Ghetto Zouk, and French Caribbean Dancehall

Airs at: Tue, 08/31/2021 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot on 08/17/21 - Moombahton & Cuban Reparto

Airs at: Tue, 08/17/2021 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot on 08/03/21 - Women of Latin music & South African Gqom

Airs at: Tue, 08/03/2021 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot on 07/20/21 - Tunes from all over Africa & cumbia digital

Airs at: Tue, 07/20/2021 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot on 07/06/21 - Cumbia vs Latin Rock/Ska & Baile Funk

Airs at: Tue, 07/06/2021 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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