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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

July 27th, 2020 Due to continued restrictions by the State and City WBC has decided to postpone the temporary reopening day for after Labor Day. We will continue our online programming and plan for on online virtual exhibit opening with a new name: "Afro-Mexican...

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...

Teaching Chinese at Summer Camp

Teaching Chinese at Summer Camp

  In July 2019, I came to San Diego as a cultural visitor and volunteer, and was very honored to study and communicate here. I have to say that I saw many Amercian children who were very interested in Chinese culture at the WorldBeat Center, so I gave the children a...

Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution

What Can We Do About Noise Pollution?   Imagine how quiet our planet was just a little over a 100 years ago. Noise pollution is relatively new to our environment; a 20th century human creation exasperated with the transportation boom. I’ve developed a habit of...

Happy Summer Solstice!​

LEARN MORE This Saturday, June 22nd we're celebrating Summer Solstice, the Northern Hemisphere's transition of Spring into Summer. It's time to come out and spend time in the sun, enjoy the warm nights and the fragrance of your garden. The celebration will feature an...

Earth Day Plant Music Concert

Earth Day Plant Music Concert

Join us for a one-of-a-kind music concert, like nothing you have experienced before.  This year’s event will feature 5 different plants playing music, creating a concerto for those in attendance. The concert will be led by plant music therapist and sound healer,...

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