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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...

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...

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...