EVENTS

Come enjoy a Cultural Activity here at WorldBeat Cultural Center.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, December 26, 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • Monday, December 29, 2014
    • 10:00 PM
    • WorldBeat Center

     
    WorldBeat Cultural Center Presents
    34th Annual KWANZAA Celebration

    Featuring Lectures, Music, Theatre, Feasts, & Poetry
               
    Each day starts at 6PM*


    All activities are FREE


    Friday December 26th
    UMOJA- Unity
    Featuring 
    Lecture w/ Nekhitem Kamenthu, teacher and initiate from Earth Center on 'Renaissance of the Traditions'


    Saturday December 27th
    *Activities start at 4PM KUJICHAGULIA- Self-Determination
    Featuring
    ~Health Conference presented by
     Makeca Paul Simm, MPH, Vice Preseident SDBHA and Ms.  Ramla Sahid- Somali Nutrition

    ~Lecture w/ 
    Nekhitem Kamenthu, teacher and initiate from Earth Center on 'Health and Self-Determination'

    ~Preview Performances of "Tribal Frozen" and a Californian "West Side Story" by the teenagers by Diva Works Dance Studio


    Sunday December 28th
     UJIMA- Collective Work & Responsibility
         Featuring
    ~Official Opening Performances of "Tribal Frozen" and a Californian "West Side Story" by the teenagers by Diva Works Dance Studio

    Monday December 29th

    UJAMAA- Cooperative Economics

    **More details TBA**

    NIA- Purpose
    Tuesday December 30th

     


    Each day will feature
    Traditional Afrikan Libiations, Drum Call, Karamu- Traditional Feast, 
    Kwanzaa Poetry by Johnnierenee Nia Nelson  
    MC by Master of Ceremonies Tufuku Kalnji

    Kwanzaa is an African American Holiday celebrated from the 26th of December to the 1st of January. WorldBeat Center will be celebrating 5 of the 7 days of Kwanzaa with Master of Ceremonies, TUKUFU KALONJI. Kwanzaa is based on the agricultural celebrations of Africa called “the first-fruits” celebrations which were times of harvest, in gathering, reverence, commemoration, re-commitment and celebration.

    Kwanzaa is a celebration that has its roots in the black nationalist movement of the 1960s, and was established as a means to help African Americans reconnect with their African cultural and historical heritage by uniting in meditation and study of African traditions and Nguzu Saba, the "seven principles of African Heritage" which Karenga said "is a communitarian African philosophy".




    'Like' Kwanzaa San Diego on Facebook or visit Official Kwanzaa for more info

    Join us at
    WorldBeat Cultural Center

    2100 Park Blvd
    San Diego (Balboa Park), 92101


    • Saturday, December 27, 2014
    • WorldBeat Center


    • Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • WorldBeat Center


    Alternative New Years Eve Ascension 2015


    Feat
    FULL VEGETARIAN / VEGAN BUFFET

    AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE
    OPENING SOUND BATH W/ 
    TIBETAN BOWLS
    HEALING DRUM CIRCLE 
     DANZA AZTECA
    KIRTAN CHANTING
    MEDITATION INTO NEW YEARS
    KOMBUCHA ON TAP
    AND MORE!


    Wednesday, December 31st 2014

    ADMISSION IS BY VOLUNTARY DONATION

    "Your Generosity is Gratefully Appreciated"





    • Friday, January 02, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • WorldBeat Center

    Dub Workshop

    w/ Dub Architect


     Friday, January 2nd

    7-10PM


    WorldBeat Cultural Center

    2100 Park Blvd

    San Diego, Ca 92101

     


    Come learn about the history of dub production, the basics of what gear you need to get started, dub production techniques, performing live, and hear the stories behind some of my mixes! Limited class size so get your tickets early!

    ► Discounted advanced tickets available here:

    http://smarturl.it/DubWorkshopSD-010215



    Based outside of Charlottesville, VA, Justin Pietro a.k.a. Dub Architect has been heavily involved in the US reggae scene for the better part of the last decade. By blending traditional dubwise reggae remixing techniques with new technology and ideas of what “dub” can mean, Dub Architect aims to bring live dubwise reggae mixing and performance to the forefront of the emerging US scene. Dub Architect has worked with heavy-hitters such as 10 time Grammy nominees Third World, Easy Star All-Stars, The Green, Rebelution, and John Brown's Body.





    • Friday, January 16, 2015
    • 8:00 PM
    • Sunday, January 18, 2015
    • WorldBeat Center


      City In Motion Dance Weekend

    January 16th-18th 2015


    Doors 8pm



    "The best dancer in the room is you.
    The best partner is the person you're dancing with.
    The best music to dance to is the song that's playing right now."
    Our staff philosophy


    Pre-registration is live starting at $123!

    Come keep warm in sunny San Diego through the winter and be ready for some hot nights.
    Enjoy sleeping, love eating? Good news! Classes start after lunch each day.
    Learn Blues, Tango, and West Coast Swing during the day with amazing instructors. Class schedule and instructor bios are up!

    Tai Chi, Bellydancing and more to come.

    Dance all night to some of the west coast's best bands and great DJs. 










    • Monday, January 19, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • WorldBeat Center

     
    26th Annual
    MULTI- CULTURAL
    MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY
    Monday January 19th, 2015
    12PM / FREE / Family Event




    OUTDOOR CULTURAL ARTS & CRAFT VENDORS MARKETPLACE
    ~ONEWORLD CAFE~ VEGETARIAN FOOD


    Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history.


    WorldBeat Cultural Center
    In Balboa Park
    2100 Park Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92101
    PHONE: (619)230-1190


    • Saturday, January 24, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • WorldBeat Center



     United Records & Sound Presents

    Derrick May
    Terry Mullan
    Tony Humphries
    Ivan Gregory
    Wes Hoppe
    David X
    Lxk


     Saturday, January 24th
    DOORS 9PM


    WorldBeat Center
    2100 Park Blvd
    San Diego, Ca 92101



    • Saturday, January 31, 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • WorldBeat Center



     Panama Night


    Saturday, January 31st, 2015


    **MORE INFO TBA**


    WorldBeat Center

    2100 Park Blvd

    San Diego, Ca 92101


    • Saturday, February 14, 2015
    • Sunday, February 15, 2015
    • CULTURAL PLAZA IN BALBOA PARK (LOCATED IN BETWEEN WORLDBEAT CENTER & CENTRO CULTURAL DE LA RAZA)


    34th Annual
     Tribute to the Reggae LEGENDS/
    BOB DAY



    TWO Day Reggae Festival


    SATURDAY, FEB 14th*


    CHRONIXX & ZINCFENCE REDEMPTION
    THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS
    SISTER CAROL
    TRISTON PALMER
    MICHAEL PALMER
    TONY TUFF
    LITTLE JOHN
    RANKING JOE
    ALIKA
    QUINTO SOL
    PIRACY CONSPIRACY
    SM FAMILIA

    SUNDAY, FEB 15th*


    DON CARLOS
    TWINKLE BROTHERS
    DELLA GRANT
    LUCIANO & IKRONIK
    PROTOJE & INDIGNATION
    GROUNDATION
    PATO BANTON MEETS MAD PROFESSOR
    ADMIRAL TIBET
    EARL ZERO & PURE ROOTS
    REVIVAL
    JAM KWEST
    SIMMERDOWN RIDDIM SECTION


     *ARTISTS LINEUP & SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE





    CLICK TO BUY TICKETS...


      Ticket Prices
    Weekend Pass / 2 Day: $115.00
    Day 1 - SAT, FEB 14th: $60.00
    Day 2 - SUN, FEB 15th: $60.00


    Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival, formerly known as Bob Marley Day, has been an annual event in San Diego for 33 years now. The Annual Festival is one of Southern California’s Largest Reggae events. WorldBeat Productions has been the spearhead for bringing Reggae Music to San Diego with artists like Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs and many more. This year WorldBeat Productions has moved the festival to Balboa Park’s New Cultural Plaza for Balboa Park’s Centennial Celebration. The festival will feature a Kombucha and Roots Bar, dub yoga, two stages, dancehall parties, massage booths, juice bars, children’s art workshops, and Reggae Legends Hall of Fame Award Ceremony and Exhibit!

    **TRIBUTE THE REGGAE LEGENDS FEST IS WORLDBEAT CULTURAL CENTER'S LARGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR. THIS ANNUAL EVENT WILL BE OUR 1ST FUNDRAISER OF 2015. THE MUCH NEEDED REVENUE FROM THIS EVENT SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING NOT FOR PROFIT PROGRAMS:

    > CHILDREN'S OUTDOOR CLASSROOM & GARDEN
    > SUMMER & WINTER KIDS PERFORMING ARTS CAMP
    > ARTISTS IN SCHOOL / AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
    > BALBOA PARK 5TH GRADE PROGRAM

    TICKET SALES GENERATED BY TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS 2015 HELP WORLDBEAT CENTER PROVIDE FREE EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR INCLUDING:

    > MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
    > KWANZAA
    > MULTI CULTURAL EARTH DAY
    > INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY
    > MARCUS GARVEY DAY

    YOUR TICKET PURCHASE WILL KEEP ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS GOING AND WILL CONTINUE THE WORLDBEAT CENTER'S MISSION IN SERVING ALL COMMUNITIES. 

"HEALING THE WORLD THROUGH MUSIC, ART, DANCE, CULTURE & TECHNOLOGY"
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