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

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

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Tribute to the Reggae Legends 2019

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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 2019.

Recent Activity at WBC!

Noise Pollution

This article is written by Ruth, an international intern, who comes from Shanghai University major on Physics.Va room, bi! Bi! Can you hear the noise of cars? Are you aware of the sounds made by the printer in your office or the loud music played by your neighbors? If...

2018 Highlights at WorldBeat Center

A lot of blessings have come to the WorldBeat Center this past year. I was recognized as Woman of the Year for the 53rd Congressional District by Todd Gloria thanks to the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. Thanks to Whole Earth Acres Nursery and Baker...

Upcoming Events at WorldBeat Center Fall -Winter 2018

Make sure you stay up to date with our upcoming events! This weekend is the Return of the Gods Festival, next week we have the 3rd session of our Children's Summer Camp and then it's our Marcus Garvey/ SummerSplash 2 Day Celebration. Save the image below for our...

Welcome to Afrofuturism

Image by Jessi Jumanji Click the image above to read Makeda's latest article on the Indian Voices Newspaper. To read this month's full Indian Voices Issue click here.

Your Support Keeps The Beat Going

Join Us, Tonight, Sat. Nov. 25th, 7PM! This Saturday, WorldBeat Center will be hosting the 'Jamaican Classics Reggae Film Night including classics: 'Rockers' and ' Countryman'. And don't miss our first ticket giveaway for Tribute to the Reggae Legends/ Bob Fest 2018!...

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