On Tuesday, November 29th, 2022, the WorldBeat Cultural Center is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.

Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to support our mission by giving this Tuesday, November 30th.

Who We Are

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

What We Do

Each year numerous schools, universities, and organizations learn about different cultures through annual programming featuring world music, dance, plays, lectures, educational programs, and cultural celebrations.

Our main goal is to heal the world through music, art, dance, and culture.

WorldBeat Center is also a member of the NOISE Project, a collaboration between a group of community-based organizations (ICBOs), the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and advisors. Our mutual goal is to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sciences. We want to change the way that science is done. We use Community-led Participatory Action Research and Grounded Theory approaches in our community-led research project and use the arts to communicate our learnings and results.

We also offer gardening workshops which connect them to nature. Also, WorldBeat Center offers the community free yoga and holistic classes year-round. Our Outdoor Classroom offers programming in food justice, nutrition, culture through ethnobotany, sustainability, plant music research, respect for the local environment, and citizen science using the Celebrate Urban Birds Project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. WorldBeat Center also opens doors to community events, cultural holidays and LGBTQ events.

WorldBeat Center has also developed the African American Heritage and Diaspora Museum to showcase the untold stories of African Americans and the African Diaspora through a community lens using artifacts and community art. Our current exhibition is “Pathways to Freedom In the Americas” tells the story of shared histories between enslaved Africans in the United States and Mexicos and their journey to freedom. Our new research will expand on the Underground Railroad South and its descendants and ancestors.

Your support (small or large) will ensure we can continue our annual programming and new projects.

Ways You Can Give

Please make checks payable to WorldBeat Cultural Center and mail to:

WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92101

WorldBeat Center, Your Passport to the World

Through Music, Art, History, Science and Culture

Keeping Traditions Like Kwanzaa

Community Wellness Events

Teaching Yoga at Early Age- Summer Camp

Children's African Drumming Class

Teaching Culture and History Through Exhibits

Binational STEAM Events

Perserving Cultural Traditions

Drumming Is Beneficial To All Abled

Outdoor School Programming

Cultural Events Outreach at Local Universities