Virtual Events Archive

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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!


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!

Juneteenth: A Legacy of Freedom and Hope

Juneteenth: A Legacy of Freedom and Hope

As the nation celebrates Juneteenth today, we are reminded of a profound and often overlooked chapter in American history—the day the last enslaved African Americans were finally freed. On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Union General Gordon Granger announced the...

Exemplary Home for Humanity

Exemplary Home for Humanity

On October 29th, a momentous event took place as the Home for Humanity Movement for Planetary Regenerative officially recognized the WorldBeat Cultural Center as an "Exemplary Home for Humanity." The ceremony, held from 3 PM to 5 PM, was a celebration of the center's...

Celebrating Capoeira Graduates

Celebrating Capoeira Graduates

WorldBeat Center would like to celebrate all the graduates and initiates that participated in this year’s Capoeira batisado with Os Malandros De Mestre Touro and Mestre Preto Velho at WorldBeat Cultural Center. On October 28th, 2023 over 30 students received their...

Taste of Africa Brings Unity

Taste of Africa Brings Unity

Balboa Park's WorldBeat Cultural Center hosted the eagerly anticipated Taste of Africa event on Saturday, October 21st, from 2 PM to 8 PM. Last year's edition of this event was a spectacular success, and it returned with even more excitement, promising a day filled...

Who Controls, The Seeds Controls The Land

Who Controls, The Seeds Controls The Land

The Heirloom Expo, an annual event, unfolded at the Ventura Fairgrounds from September 12th to 14th, 2023, offering not only an educational experience but a vital necessity for humanity in these times. This event, made possible by the generous support of Baker Creek...

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