Since his start DJing houseparties and mezcal speakeasies in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2007, DJ Dirtyverbs has used cumbia as a lengua franca to sonically travel across Las Américas and beyond. Born and raised in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands and now based in Tucson, Arizona, Dirtyverbs has been a resident DJ at Tucson’s historic Hotel Congress since 2012 and is lead organizer and host of El Tambó (“Best Danceparty,” Tucson Weekly).

He has played at venues across the United States, in Mexico and Colombia, and DJ’s and hosts at a number of Arizona’s keystone cultural events, including the All Souls Procession and the Rialto Theatre’s New Years Eve Party,  on stage for both events annually since 2013. Dirtyverbs has shared the stage with Buyepongo (LA), A Tribe Called Red (Canada), Riobamba (NYC), Grupo Fantasma (Austin), Deltatron (Lima, Perú), Amadou & Miriam (Mali) and many, many more. 

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For upcoming dates, please see the calendar.

Selected past DJ performances:

  • 2012-present, resident DJ, Hotel Congress, Tucson

  • 2016-present, resident DJ, College of Humanities, University of Arizona

  • 2013-present, All Souls Procession, Tucson.

  • 2012-present, teaching artist for DJ workshops, Pima County Public Library system

  • 2013-2018, New Years Eve Party, Rialto Theatre, Tucson

  • 2017, guest DJ, El Superritmo, San Francisco

  • 2017, guest DJ, Crossfade LAB, Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix

  • 2015, 2008 La Bipolar, Mexico City

  • 2014, DJ in residence, Hemispheric Encuentro of Performance & Politics. La Sala Rossa, Montreal.

  • 2014 Liquid Sky Berlin, Alex_TV. Berlin.

  • 2009, DJ in residence, Hemispheric Encuentro of Performance & Politics, Bogotá, Colombia.