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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, 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!

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!...

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...

A Time of Change

  Greetings, In this time of transition, we are asking you to keep your prayers strong for the ones that have gone before us. Reggae singer, Frankie Paul, Tribe of Judah Papa Dread, beloved professor and historian, Tchaiko, thank you for your self-determination....

Come Celebrate WorldBeat Center’s Birthday!

Greetings Earthkeepers, Can you believe it was 27 years ago that we transformed this water tower into a cultural center? The Ancient ones say, "it's not for the swift but for those who endure". And yes we endured a lot of pain, struggle, and inequality to make this...

Upcoming at WorldBeat Center

Out of Many Cultures, One Nation Our children are our future, they grow up to become what we teach them and in a time when there is division, we must teach them how we can stay united. We are all one human race with many cultures. This last Wednesday a group of 5th...

Come Salute Local Artists Tonight

You're invited, Come and join us! African American History and Herstory Exhibits Opening                                                                   This Friday, March 3rd come join us for WorldBeat Center's African American History and Herstory Exhibits...

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...

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