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WorldBeat Cultural Center

WorldBeat Cultural Center

This renovated 1 million gallon water tower on the edge of Balboa Park was repurposed and revitalized by the vision and hard work of Makeda Cheatom, the World Beat Center Team and the loving community that surrounds it. Over 23 years later it’s doors have been open every day to all people, regardless of color or creed, as a place to celebrate all cultures, all art, all music, all dance and all people.

With the inside walls covered in murals by local artists brightly commemorating important leaders and historical cultures, there are multiple galleries and small shops within the building serving healthy local foods, locally sourced goods and a gallery of art and artifacts. Flags of all the nations are flying from the ceiling while the stage and dance floor have been host of hundreds of famous and upcoming acts, artists and events to the delight of tens of thousands of fans and attendees.

Known throughout California and Mexico for its exterior murals celebrating Egyptian, African and Indigenous Cultures, the WorldBeat Center is leading as one of the most-important multicultural art and event centers in San Diego.

Upcoming event at WorldBeat Cultural Center

Noche Cubana

  • Tomorrow, 7 p.m. to midnight
  • Noche Cubana San Diego's favorite celebration of Cuban music, dance and culture returns with a spring installment! Enjoy live music & dance performances, dine authentic Cuban cuisine and dance the night away on an open dance floor! Complementary Salsa lesson included! This family-friendly, all-ages event with something for everyone features performances by Havana artist, El Cubanísímo, the Conga sounds of Tambores de mi Cuba, the positive world dance vibe of ... Read more

All upcoming events at WorldBeat Cultural Center

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Past events

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