Our Mission

As a non-profit multi-cultural arts organization we are dedicated to promoting, presenting and preserving the African Diaspora and Indigenous cultures of the world through Music, Art, Dance, Multi-Media Arts, Education, and STEAM Research. We are located in beautiful Balboa Park in the heart of San Diego, California.

By raising consciousness, the WorldBeat Cultural Center promotes peace within our San Diego community. We provide on-going programs and services that nurture the spirit of children, the elderly and everyone in between. Our main goal is to create unity within diversity.


WorldBeat Cultural Center

Founded in 1984 as WorldBeat Productions by Executive Director, Makeda Dread in San Diego, CA. WorldBeat Cultural Center serves the community as a non-profit community center, performing arts center for classes and showcasing, museum, gift shop, cafe and outdoor classroom. Join us for a daily dance or percussion class, an annual event, lecture or book the venue for your own event!

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Conveniently Located right off the 163 Freeway!

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WorldBeat Center Hours
**Following state and local guidelines, WorldBeat Center will be temporarily closed until further notice. Virtual programming will continue on social media and the Cafe remains open for take-out and outdoor dining.

WorldBeat Cafe Hours
Monday – Thursday:  Closed
Friday – Sunday 11:00AM6:00PM

Hours subject to change due to COVID-19 guidelines

WorldBeat Cultural Center

2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 230-1190
Fax. 619-325-1337