Virtual Events Archive

Did you miss our virtual events during our closure? We have them all here for you

Upcoming Events

 

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OneWorldBeat Cafe Open

 

The WorldBeat Cafe is open for outdoor dining, take-out and delivery! Come enjoy Balboa Park’s all-vegan cafe!

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Temporary Class Schedule

Classes have returned, check out our current schedule!

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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, 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!

Tribute to John and Alice Coltrane

Tribute to John and Alice Coltrane

Thank you to everyone who came out tonight for an incredible tribute to John and Alice Coltrane! What an excellent performance by the Fernando Pellum Community Arts Center Youth Jazz Band and much gratitude to Mariea Antoinette for sharing her talents and her...

A Taste of Africa 2022

A Taste of Africa 2022

Taste of Africa brought a wonderful celebration of African food, music and culture. It brought the community together. WorldBeat Center wanted to welcome the African Diaspora and build a community with the African Diaspora. We wanted to support local African...

It Takes a Community to Save the Community

It Takes a Community to Save the Community

The arts have been hit very hard during these times, but the WorldBeat Cultural Center has been resilient in keeping strong for 31 years in Balboa Park and will stay committed for generations to come. WorldBeat Cultural Center realizes that it is not easy for any...

WorldBeat Cultural Center’s Update on COVID-19

WorldBeat Cultural Center’s Update on COVID-19

March 21, 2021 San Diego County is now in Tier 2, or Red Tier, of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The Cafe will remain open for take-out and delivery and is now also open for outdoor dining. Some classes will return outdoors (please refer to our class...

A Winter Solstice Greeting from Makeda Cheatom

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...

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...

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