But first, Cafe Nuba will kick off its birthday with a proper celebration, which comes in the shape of tonights Cafe Nuba 11-Year Anniversary Live Artwalk, a First Friday partnership with Denver Open Media and KGNU Community Radio, which will both be broadcasting part of the proceedings live throughout the evening. Its not really on purpose, but this years event is focused on performance art more than poetry, Ekundayo says. Our three big acts this time are all poets doing musical performance pieces. Theyre taking their poetry to a higher level. Those guest artists include some old friends: Ietef Hotep Vita and IsisSpkz, who appears with Soul Daddy and the BlackFyre Band; and some, like Adrean Molina and Aju, who are new. Later in the night, DJ Cavem will go old-school for the KGNU segment, which coincides with the stations Dusty Grooves show.
Admission is free, and hanging out is encouraged; it all kicks off with a reception at 6 p.m. and continues until 11 p.m. at DOM, 700 Kalamath Street. Go to http://cafenuba.com/2009/12/cafenuba-radio-on-metro-arts for details.
Fri., Feb. 5, 6-11 p.m., 2010