Sure, there are still the nationally recognized poets such as Rodzilla the Blackademic, Mannie the Defiant Sun, SuziQ and Darian Dauchan. But this evenings program fea-tures West African drumming and a raffle whose proceeds go to the organization Stop Genocide Now, and it focuses on the seven principles of the week-long Pan-African festival: unity, self-determination, collective responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. This is probably one of most racially diverse Kwanzaa events in the city, says Pan African Arts Society executive director Ashara Ekundayo, who will co-emcee the event. The ideas of Kwanzaa are universal. It doesnt matter what relig-ion you are. It is about your place in the community. Plus, she promises, a good time will be had by all: We like to be funky.
Tickets cost $10, or $5 with donations of black hair-care products. For more information, go to www.myspace.com/cafenuba.
Fri., Dec. 28, 8 p.m., 2007