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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 into a snowstorm. Man was this California girl was dreading going into the snow. Everyone was talking about the blizzard and I was nervous about traveling, but we prepared ourselves with snow gear. So it made our visit to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology great. Once we arrived I realized I really love the snow for visiting. Above is a photo of Berenice and I at the Taughannock Falls in Ithaca. Wow, I’m glad we live in California. We’re proud to say we were invited to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology because we’ve been awarded part of a four year NSF grant along with other informal science institututions, community based orgarnizations and advisory organizations across the nation. They are all great and compassionate people and we’re looking forward to working with them.

Our first Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, Tribute to the Reggae Legends was a great success. Coming up we have Earth Day, Nature Fest and Day of the Drum/Africa Fest as a part of the 2015 Balboa Park Celebrations.

One World, One People
Executive Director and Founder
Makeda Dread


 Celebrating Black History Month

BHM BSI Collage

African American Scientists and Inventors Exhibit

Join us tonight for the opening of WorldBeat Center’s African American Scientists and Inventors Exhibit curated by Carolyn Russell. The exhibit will feature a full multi-media exhibit for African-American awareness designed to look back at African American history from slavery to modern day.

Opens Today Friday, February 27th
Exhibit Hours: 4pm – 7:30pm
Saturday Exhibit Hours: 2pm – 8pm
Exhibit Lecture: Saturday, February 28th at 6pm


 Tonight! Legends Appreciation Party feat

The Mighty Diamonds

mighty diamonds

In appreciation for the support and volunteer commitment for this year’s Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival we’re bringing back Jamaica’s reggae legends, The Mighty Diamonds!

Limited presale for the first 75 people $1! Available only online HERE

Door tickets $5 for anyone with a Legends 2015 wristband, ticket stub or T-Shirt.
WorldBeat Members will also be $5.
Public door price will be $10.
Legends volunteers come in Free! Check your email for full details.

Doors open at 8:30pm.

Tonight’s WorldBeat Cafe Menue will be Costa Chica Chili, Lousiana Creole Gumbo, Jamaican Coconut Curry, Blackeyed Peas w/ Collard Greens and Lentil Stew each served over Basmati Rice. Cafe will also be serving the loved Jamaican Patties.


Tribute to the Reggae Legends 2015

cultural plaza

Thank You, Thank You! For a great 2015 celebration in Balboa Park. The Innaguration of the Cultural Plaza was a success! All star lineup and we can’t wait for Earth Day with King Yellowman! Check out some of the photos of the two-day festival below.

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