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 amazing overnight gong immersion and alternative healing event presented by Integrated Wellness and Dhyanjot. Come and 

experience a gong wash, cosmic buddha meditation with crystal matrix screen, Tai Chi, sunrise yoga, West African drumming, complimentary Kava shot toast, overnight sound healing with 14 planetary gongs, singing bowls, didgeridoo, hand pans and more. Free parking and vegan buffet included. Kombucha on tap for sale.  You can stay till midnight or stay and rise with the Sun. ​For complete details click here or call 619-230-1190.

Summer Solstice Overnight Gong Immersion
at WorldBeat Center in Balboa Park
2100 Park Blvd, San DiegoSaturday, June 22nd | Check In 4:30PM

                                                    SIGN UP HERE

Representing the African Diaspora in the Americas in Lima, Peru 
It was an honor as an African in the Americas to of been invited to speak at the Ministry of Culture of Peru along with historian and scholar Dr. Runoko Rashidi. I have a lot of respect for Runoko and am honored to have him return to lecture at the WorldBeat Center this Summer on Africans in the Americas. I have been visiting Peru 
now for over 20 years. It’s really heart warming to see the pride in African culture has risen since the first time I went to Peru and Afro-Peruvian culture is more celebrated. June for example is Afro-Peruvian Culture Month. The activities featured symposiums, art and photo exhibits, book readings, round tables, lectures, workshops, traditional food expos, and live music by Afro-Columbian and Afro-Peruvian groups. WorldBeat Cultural Center has been researching on Africans in Latin America for many years and has collaborations in Costa Chica, Oaxaca, Mexico, Bocas del Toro, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador Brazil. Columbia, Cuba, Puerto Rico and El Carmen, Peru. 
 Introducing Fayida J., she was born in London, and will be curating and hosting WorldBeat’s African Diaspora tours across Latin America. Fayida is a documentary researcher, writer and translator and is based in the UK and Latin America. I’m so glad she attended my panel presentation and we were able to meet. Stay tuned for more details on WorldBeat’s first 2020 tours. 

Another reason we went to Peru was to help bring the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s first citizen science kits for Lima, Peru Celebra las Aves Amazanicas. We are working to inspire the community of Lima to participate and take ownership in their interest in conservation and creating environmental awareness through the arts and science. 
I’ve known George now for almost 15 years and he was so excited when I presented him the opportunity to take part in this new venture. I can’t wait to see what he makes of it and I’m also excited to extend our cultural exchange with Peru with arts, culture and citizen science.
CLICK HERE for a quick soundbite of our bird watching session in Peru.

Thank you Pete the Beat and Radio Reggae for your hospitality and generosity! Tune in to Pete the Beat and Makeda Dread on demand HERE with this week’s show.

One Love, One People, One Destiny-Makeda Ori Cheatom

World Music Day Extends to Next Week…

Thursday, June 27th
Join us for another week of World Music by Jazz legends, David Murray and Kahil El’Zabar. 
Doors 6PM | Show 7PMTickets Sold @ Door $12
For More Details or call 619-230-1190 
 These two modern music masters, have been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity over the past four decades. Murray and El’Zabar are recognized by their peers to be consummate virtuosos, who possess ingenious interpretations within the history and future of Great Black Music!
Registrations Are Still Available for Summer Camp!

In less than 2 weeks we’ll be starting our first week of our annual Performing Arts and Science Camp. If you have not registered, we suggest you do soon because spaces are filling up! Each week is just $100 per child and it’s Monday – Friday, 9AM- 4PM, healthy snack included!




Marcus Garvey  Self- Reliance Month
Beginning w/ Hempress Sativa from Jamaica and Rob Symeonn from NY
Friday, August 2nd
Doors 8PM | Show 9PM
Tickets $12 Adv | $15 Door



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