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We regularly have reggae shows, international dance competitions, awareness events, and so much more!

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WorldBeat Center, the home of San Diego Taiko - Japanese Drumming Department


As a non-profit multi-cultural arts organization we are dedicated to promoting, presenting & preserving the African Diaspora & Indigenous cultures of the world through Music, Art, Dance, Multi-Media Arts, Education, and STEAM Research. We are the home of 101.1FM KVIB, a low-power FM station operated by WorldBeat Center and Positive Hope. We are located in beautiful Balboa Park in the heart of San Diego, California. Through consciousness raising the WorldBeat Center promotes peace within our San Diego community by providing on-going programs and services that nurture the spirit of children, the elderly, and everyone in between. Our main goal is then to create unity within diversity.




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Sustainable Building

The WorldBeat Center received LEED Silver Certification in 2012 largely due to its energy and water efficiency efforts, installation of Solatube Daylight Systems and with assistance from the Green Assistance Program (GAP) through the San Diego Green Building Council. The WorldBeat Center staff is excited to attempt LEED Platinum during the recertification process in 2019.

Recent Activity at WBC!

A Winter Solstice Greeting from Makeda Cheatom

Habari Gani? What a blessing with all the trials and tribulations, to be the Executive Director of the WorldBeat Cultural Center through all these years, 30 to be exact. It took many years for this vision to manifest. A cultural center that one day would heal the...

Glenn’s Journey In The Noise and Plant Music Project

Glenn’s Journey In The Noise and Plant Music Project

Click and watch Glenn Huang's experience with the plant music and noise pollution research at WorldBeat Center. Glenn is a senior student in the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Zhongshan Institute.His major is Software engineering and he is...

Reggae’s Modern Day Prophet, Vaughn Benjamin

Reggae’s Modern Day Prophet, Vaughn Benjamin

Beloveds, this photo came up on my Facebook memory. He is so mystic. Here I and I were in New York receiving our award from the DARC Foundation for our contributions to the RastafarI Reggae community. He was so funny when he was hugging me, he said, "Don't worry...

The Time I Spent with Plants in WorldBeat Cultural Center

The Time I Spent with Plants in WorldBeat Cultural Center

This blog is written by our international intern who is from China, Her Chinese name is Lu Jiayi, a sophomore student from HNU-ASU Joint International Tourism College studying on Parks and Recreation Management. This blog entry is Jennifer's perspective and opinion of...

Teaching Chinese at Summer Camp

Teaching Chinese at Summer Camp

  In July 2019, I came to San Diego as a cultural visitor and volunteer, and was very honored to study and communicate here. I have to say that I saw many Amercian children who were very interested in Chinese culture at the WorldBeat Center, so I gave the children a...

Noise Pollution

What Can We Do About Noise Pollution?   Imagine how quiet our planet was just a little over a 100 years ago. Noise pollution is relatively new to our environment; a 20th century human creation exasperated with the transportation boom. I’ve developed a habit of...

Discovering a New Form of Sound Healing

Do you struggle with fatigue? Do you constantly feel stressed?  Are you always getting sick?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, this new discovery could help.    My life drastically changed forever when I took a vacation in 2007 to the Southern...

Happy Summer Solstice!​

LEARN MORE This Saturday, June 22nd we're celebrating Summer Solstice, the Northern Hemisphere's transition of Spring into Summer. It's time to come out and spend time in the sun, enjoy the warm nights and the fragrance of your garden. The celebration will feature an...

Earth Day Plant Music Concert

Earth Day Plant Music Concert

Join us for a one-of-a-kind music concert, like nothing you have experienced before.  This year’s event will feature 5 different plants playing music, creating a concerto for those in attendance. The concert will be led by plant music therapist and sound healer,...

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