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

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

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The Worldbeat Cultural Center has a variety of amazing classes from drumming to dancing to youth education and environmental awareness.

African Drum Class at WorldBeat Cultural Center

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Having a wedding, show, or want to host an event? We offer rental of our venue!


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, Education, Sustainability & Technology. 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 2017.

Recent Activity at WBC!

Children’s Performing Arts and Science Summer Camp

Summer Camp has been a great success. We are so happy Miss Monie, our camp director, has returned for 2017! This year included so many fun activities including art with Miss Maria Cruz, environmental science and Celebrate Urban Birds by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology...

Summer @ World Beat Center

Recent Events Summer Camp Starts Mon, July 11th Till Fri, August 12th Each year WorldBeat Center and Diva Works Dance offer a unique Summer Camp experience for the diverse families of San Diego. The Camp’s programming continues to grow and will include STEAM based...

Multi-Cultural Earth Day Celebration

Letter from our Director prior to the event LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR: This Sunday, April 17th join us for our annual Multi-Cultural Earth Day Celebration dedicated to food security and seed sovereignty. I know many of you wonder what food security and seed sovereignty...

Tribute to Ras Trevy featuring a Flashback to Peter Day

Watch Makeda Dread reasoning with Ras Trevy and Boom Shaka live for Peter Tosh Day in San Diego. Trevy Felix was a really important mentor from Boom Shaka. He was a Rasta man that gave back to his community here in America, at home in Dominica and in fact around the...

Come Celebrate World Water Day at WorldBeat Center!

World Water Day Sunday, March 22nd 2015   Letter from Executive Director, Makeda Dread Cheatom   The Nigerian Yoruba goddess, Oshun rules the rivers that sustain life and dwells within the sweet or fresh waters (as opposed to the salt waters of her older sister...

Black History Month: Celebrating Science and Inventions

Greetings WorldBeat Family, It's been months of whirlwind events, from Kwanzaa in December to Alternative New Years and before we knew it Martin Luther King Jr Day in full effect. All events were very well attended. A week later the WorldBeat crew went to Ithaca, NY...

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