ITZI NALLAH is the resident DJ and faithful organizer for CumbiaSazo, Chicago’s largest and one of the US’ most expansive cumbia + global bass parties. Having also worked with FEX, Sonic Diaspora and Peoples DJs Collective, his DJ projects focus on global roots & bass music and liberation-minded dance floors. A recent tour with CumbiaSazo saw Itzi Nallah work dance floors throughout the midwest, southwest & west coast while current residencies in Chicago include Double Door and Harbee in Pilsen (for Alegria). Show highlights include sharing stages with acts ranging from Ozomatli, Rich Medina and A Tribe Called Red to Pete Rock, Javier Estrada and Haitus Kaiyote.

"My favorite part of Filipino Christmas festivities is the food & smells, which is a no-brainer, but also catching up with family & helping my mom in the kitchen."

When not DJing, Itzi Nallah consults in web, design & marketing for clients ranging from start­ups & artists to non­profits & unions. His background includes organizing & communications stints for the United States Social Forum, Southwest Youth Collaborative and Teachers for Social Justice, and he has served as a board member with the Fire This Time Fund, Literacy Works, AREA Chicago, and Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council.

catch itzi nallah at kultura kristmas market on december 13. tickets here.