Alberto Bustamante

Alberto Bustamante frequently known on the Internet as Mexican Jihad. Architect, creative director, activist and DJ from Oaxaca, Mexico. Based in CDMX. My interests include: club culture, homosocial history, prehispanic art, psychedelic plants, queer theory, propaganda and the occult. I’m currently working as a consultant for the music and entertainment industries, doing a little bit of culture criticism, working on a podcast for Spotify Mexico and producing a prehispanic electronic opera with my label NAAFI.


Oaxacan architect, cultural promoter, activist and DJ. He is the Creative Director of the electronic music label NAAFI, the queer production company TRAICIÓN, the homosocial club CARNE, and the brand Psicodelia Mexicana. He has hosted shows on VICE, Onda Mundial and Redbull Radio. He has been published in i-D Magazine, Vice, Domus and Junk Jet. He has worked on projects for the Centro de Cultura Digital, kurimanzutto, SOMA, Museo Jumex, LABOR, Fundación Alumnos 47, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Archivo y Material Art Fair. His work has been exhibited by the Design Museum in London, the Palace of Fine Arts in CDMX and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. As a DJ he has performed in forums such as Mutek Montreal, Festival Ceremonia, Lollapalooza, Novas Frequências, Unsound Festival, CTM Festival, WHOLE and clubs such as Panorama in Berlin, Cakeshop in Seoul and Razzmatazz in Barcelona. He is currently developing a podcast for Spotify Mexico, producing a prehispanic ópera with NAAFI & La Bruja de Texcoco and working as a consultant for creative and entertainment industries.

Alberto Bustamante



For May Town in Zetkin Park, the opera’s artists terms of content embark on a journey that plays with the myth surrounding the stone sculpture of the Aztec weather god Tlaloc that guards the entrance to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Seven meters high and weighing 165 tons, the sculpture is one of the largest monoliths in the world. One night, this colossus comes to life and wonders where he is and who he is. In the state of intoxication of a peyote ceremony begins the search for identity and a trip to the various deities of the prehispanic/Nahua pantheon. Among others, he encounters Chalchiuhtlicue, a water goddess representing the lakes, rivers and lagoons. In her representation, she is both male and female. Prehispanic art scholars believe that this may be the true identity of the monolith known as Tlaloc.


The relocation of his label NAAFI to an old factory in Azcapotzalco, one of 16 administrative districts in the northwest of Mexico City, and the prevailing spatial possibilities there inspired Bustamante, who has been producing queer performance parties for many years, to create this new type of format.