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.