Habari Gani (What’s the News)?

Welcome to the first day of Kwanzaa, Umoja- Unity. This is WorldBeat Center‘s 37th Annual Celebration. Come see the new Kwanzaa Exhibition in our African American History and Culture Museum and also the “Lift Every Voice Exhibit,” the global Grand Opening Celebration of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). This year we’ll be celebrating Kwanzaa from December 26th to December 29th and we have a play and musical performance of Stevie Wonderland’s music by our youth and I love Stevie Wonderland. I am really sorry Bob Marley did not tour with him as planned. That would have been the concert of our lives. It’s nice to see our youth reach back in time and continue what Africa calls “Sankofa”, that means you cannot know where you’re going until you know where you came from. These kids grew up here as children and now they are teenagers. WorldBeat Center is so honored to have such dynamite instructors like Monica Harris from Diva Dance Works to teach as well as Mestre Dennis Newsome for Capoeira, and that goes for all the instructors at the WorldBeat Center. Big up Nana Yaw Aseidu and Makida Anderson. Have a fruitful Kwanzaa. Harambee!

Bring 2018 into a higher consciousness and commune with us at the WorldBeatCultural Center this year as we go within and transform the energies and send them out as light into our mother Earth. Right now the Earth needs a radical change in consciousness, emotional opening or physical cleaning.

In the spirit of culture, dance, yoga, qigong, chanting, and drumming join us December 31st for WorldBeat Center‘s Alternative New Years Ascension Celebration. You will not wake up with a hang over, you will wake up with a new you, as we ascend together.

Happy New You

Makeda Ori Cheatom
Executive Director/ Founder




                                                                                                                                         “Tribute to Stevie Wonderland”,            Sene Africa                                              Keynote Speaker,
                            Play and Musical                                    Senegalese Performance,                      Robert Tambuzi

                                                                                                                                      Keynote Speaker,                                    Keynote Speaker,                                        Keynote Speaker,
                        Starla Lewis                                            Dr Carolle Jean-Murat                                Alyce Coope

                                                                                                                                   African Drum & Dance                          Performance by                                         Junkyard Dance
Mariea Antoinette                                      Crew Performance

Each day will also feature Ceremonial candle lighting and libation with drum call, poetry reading by Johnnierenee Nia Nelson, Karamu – the traditional feast (vegetarian African American soul food) (FREE), Music by DJ Barry
Kwanzaa Celebration Exhibit


Doors Open 6:30PM
WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd, San Diego 92101

For More Info on Kwanzaa Like Kwanzaa San Diego

                                                                     Mistress of Ceremonies                                                                     Master of Ceremonies
                     Johnnierenee Nia Nelson                                                                Tukufu Kalonji




                                                                            Danza Azteca                                                                                  African Drum and Dance

                                                                                              Tribal Belly Dance Performance                                                   Kirtan by Shakti Ma

Coming Up at WorldBeat Cultural Center 2018


Please join your friends and neighbors in making a year-end gift to WorldBeatCultural Center so that we continue to be your passport to the world.