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WorldBeat Cultural Center EVENTS Calendar

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Umalali

Garifuna Women’s Project Where?

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WorldBeat Center

Wed, Aug 27th @ 8:00pm

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Music & News of Africa and the World

Community Newsletter - Aug - Sept 2008

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$17

One WorldBeat FREE

$20 DOS

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Ethiopian New Years Where?

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Sun, Aug 31st @ 9:00pm

WorldBeat Center

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$8

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$10 DOS

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Tribal Seeds & Inna Visions When?

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WorldBeat Center What?

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WorldBeat Center

$12

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Fri, Sept 19th @ 9:00pm

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TBA TBA

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WorldBeat Center

Sat, Oct 4th @ 8:30pm

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$12

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$15 DOS

The Skatalites When?

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Planeta Tijuana

Fri, Oct 17th @ 8:30pm

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$12

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WorldBeat Center

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Sat, Oct 18th @ 9:00pm

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TBA

WorldBeat Cultural Center is in Balboa Park! P a r k

will be performing Wed, August 27th @ WorldBeat Center 2100 Park Blvd. 8:00pm - $15 adv.

Sizzla

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The exuberant rhythms of Africa, the deep emotion of the Blues and the Ancient Spirit of Native Caribbean peoples echo in the soulful voices of the Garifuna women of Central America.

Umalali

Pato Banton

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Chuck Fenda

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Sat, Sept 6th @ 8:30pm

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In This Issue.... Tribute To Marcus “Mosiah” Garvey Katchafire from New Zealand - Ahimsa World Music & Kevin Jones from New York African Drum Classes & WBC Oureach Program - Spirituality & Health

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Katchafire from New Zealand Katchafire: Reggae is one of the bloodlines of New Zealand music -- which accounts for the extraordinary success of Hamilton, New Zealand's Katchafire who, two years ago, emerged as the hardest working band in the country. Their astonishing debut album, the prophetically named Revival, sold in excess of 30,000 copies (double platinum) and scored massive hits with songs like Giddy Up, the biggest selling single in New Zealand of 2002. Katchafire has tapped into that bloodline of New Zealand and people, has been reacquainted with what they had lost, and have loved it all over again. Katchafire’s music is uplifting and celebratory, and their gigs are joyous singalong affairs where people of all cultures and affiliations were welcomed. Katchafire remain unique in New Zealand music. They are a viable, touring eight-piece band which can work the length of the country without exhausting the place. They can return to a venue they played just a few months before and pack it out all over again.

WorldBeat Cultural Center A Non Profit 501(c)3 Arts Organization

“ H e a l i n g t h e W o r l d t h r o u g h M u s i c , A r t, Da n c e , H e a l t h & C u l t u r e ! ”

For Live concert video go to www.OneWorldReggae.com

Kevin Jones & 10th World Jazz “Bujo” Kevin Jones: Percussionist-bandleader Bujo Kevin Jones' debut recording for Motéma Music, TENTH WORLD, is a festive, multi-cultural affair. Driven by the organic pathways of the drum, Jones and his spirited crew traverse waters from Harlem River Drive soul to the streets of Havana all the way to the Congo, heart of the African motherland. Those diverse traditions are bathed in the spirit of jazz improvisation, fired by kinetic horn play, rippling keyboards, deep bass grooves and the kind of palpable joy of musicmaking engendered by truly selfless ensemble play - a hallmark of Bujo Kevin Jones and his TENTH WORLD band. For Live concert video go to www.OneWorldReggae.com

Ahimsa - World Music Fusion Ahimsa: During one of his concert tours in Germany Neyveli S. Radhakrishna , a reputed South Indian Violinist, based in Chennai, chanced upon Matthias Muller, a Jazz and pop guitarist who had a stint in Chennai, learning Veena (an ancient Indian stringed instrument). Fascinated by Carnatic music, Matthias Muller had a burning desire to form a music group along with Indian Musicians. Radhakrishna had similar passion for a long time. The chance meeting blossomed in to friendship and mutual admiration. Thus was born the music group "AHIMSA" with five musicians. There is vast scope for improvisation in both Jazz and Indian music. Presentation of enchanting, daring, and technically proficient improvisational music is the forte of AHIMSA.

A few words from Makeda Dread Cheatom ... Executive Director I want to thank the community for supporting WorldBeat Cultural Center. It has not been easy but you have to be a soldier and continue to do God's work. Sacrifice brings out compassion and that's what we have to have in these times. You must be responsible for the next generation; take care of your body and tune your body like you would tune a fine instrument. Start your own garden, teach your children to eat healthy and to grow good food. We have a garden here at the WorldBeat Cultural Center and we teach healthy living to the children. Also we have drumming classes, dance classes – please support the Center by taking these classes. We're only as strong as the weakest link. Check me out on Reggae Makossa – on our own radio station www.oneworldreggae.com and on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00pm on 102.5 FM Fusion Radio out of Tijuana Mexico, and www.bigupradio.com. “A people without the knowledge of their culture is like a tree planted without its roots.” (Marcus Garvey)

For Live concert video go to www.OneWorldReggae.com

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WorldBeat Cultural Center - Classes S c h o o l

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Kemetic Mystery School

Egyptian Drumming

Children’s Dumming Class

West African Drumming

West African Drumming

Meditation, Language and Healing Taught by Bikbaye 8am - 2pm Call 619-230-1190

Qigong Practice 9-10am WBC Lawn FREE!

West African Dance

Taught by Makida 2-3:30pm Live Drumming $12

Taught by Frank Lazarro 6-7pm $12

Tribal Bellydance Taught by Sabrina 7-8pm Live Drumming $12

Taught by Nana Toddlers 6 mos - 6 years 3 - 3:30pm $5

Children 7-12 Yearrs 3:30 - 4:15pm $7

Taiko Drumming

Taught by John Iverson & Kathy Fuller 8-10pm Japanese Drumming call 619-230-1190

Taught by Babacar From Senegal 6-7pm $12 Drums available for rent $5

Super Sonic Samba School 7:15 - 8:30pm Alternative Samba Dance & Drumming FREE!

Taught by Ibrahima from Senegal 6:30 - 7:30pm $12 Drums available for rent $5

Taiko Drumming

Taught by John Iverson & Kathy Fuller 8-10pm Japanese Drumming call 619-230-1190

For More info on Classes call 619-230-1190 Email - info@worldbeatcenter.org Go to - www.WorldBeatCenter.org WorldBeat Center is available for Rent Wedding Receptions, School Graduations, Private Party’s, Concerts & Fundraisers

WorldBeat African Drum Dept. Babacar is a Master Drummer from Senegal, West Africa. He has been teaching African Drumming at WorldBeat Center for over 10 years! He teaches Djembe, Djun, Sabar & bugaboo. His Class is on Wednesday @ 6:00pm W o r l d B e a t C e n t e r. o r g f o r i n f o

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Capoeira Class

Taught by Dennis Newsome 11:15 - 1:15pm

West African Dance 2-3:30pm $12

AfroCuban Percussion

Taught by Juan Sanchez Beg 4-5pm Int-Adv 5-6pm $12

Ibrahima Ba has been teachind African Djembe Drum at WBC for over 2 years. He performed opening acts for wellknown musicians such as Baaba Maal in 1994. His Class is on Thursday @ 6:30pm W o r l d B e a t C e n t e r. o r g f o r i n f o

WorldBeat Cultural Center ’s Outreach Department provides cultural talent for your special event or workshop. World-class artists from different musical genres add j u s t t h a t s p e c i a l t o u c h t o y o u r c o r p o r a t e c o n f e r e n c e , C o l l e g e f a i r, o r p r i v a t e p a r t y. From Fire-eating to Egyptian belly dancers to traditional African musicians and d a n c e r s t o J a p a n e s e s t y l e Ta i k o d r u m m i n g t o J a z z a n d B r a z i l i a n C a p o e i r a , WorldBeat Cultural Center has the artist to make your event a beautiful, memorable occasion. C o n t a c t : C h r i s t i n a , o u t r e a c h @ w o r l d b e a t c e n t e r. o r g ,

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10 - 11am WBC Lawn FREE!

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UMALALI: THE GARIFUNA W OM E N ’S P R O J E C T

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A U G U S T, 2 0 0 8 – T h i s A u g u s t , U m a l a l i r e t u r n s t o t h e U S w i t h the all-star Garifuna Collective for a series of west coast performances at key outdoor venues and select clubs. The all-female Afro-Indigenous song collective will perform music from their debut album The Garifuna Women’s Project which was released to critical acclaim on the Cumbancha label earlier this y e a r. O n W e d n e s d a y, A u g u s t 2 7 t h , U m a l a l i w i l l perform at the WorldBeat Cultural Center in San Diego, CA.Descendents of shipwrecked African slaves who intermarried with the Carib and Arawak Indians of the Caribbean, the Garifuna people live primarily in small towns and villages on the Caribbean coasts of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The music and songs Umalali brings to the stage expand on the story of this fascinating c o m m u n i t y, w h i c h i s s t r u g g l i n g t o r e t a i n i t s u n i q u e language, music and traditions in the face of globalization. UK music magazine Songlines exclaimed that Umalali’s music is “a beautiful mix of African rhythms, choal singing and hypnotic, melancholic m e l o d i e s t h a t w i l l l e a v e y o u g a s p i n g f o r a i r, w i t h a mood that will haunt you long after every listen.” Banning Eyre of Afropop Worldwide declared Umalali, “superbly well-imagined roots pop.” Umalali recently completed the Andy Palaico T r i b u t e To u r w h i c h h o n o r e d t h e m e m o r y o f t h e legendary Garifuna music icon. Andy Palacio, one of the most critically acclaimed w o r l d m u s i c a r t i s t s o f t h e p a s t y e a r, p a s s e d a w a y unexpectedly on January19th, 2008. Palacio had only recently achieved his lifelong goal of directing the global spotlight onto the remarkable music of the unique Afro-Amerindian Garifuna people of Central America, thanks to the success of his 2007 album Wátina. Recorded with members of Umalali and The Garifuna Collective, Wátina was widely applauded by the International media as one of the best world music albums of y e a r, i f n o t o f a l l t i m e .

UMALALI The Garifuna Collective

W e d n e s day, A u g u s t 2 7 t h , 2008 / 8:00pm

W o r l d B e at C u l t u r a l C e n t e r 2 1 0 0 Pa r k B lv d . San Diego, CA F o r m o r e i n f o r m at i o n v i s i t : w w w. w o r l d b e atc e n t e r . o r g or call 619-230-1190

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Ethiopian New Years Tsehay Yohannes: Tsehay was born in Ethiopia in 1961. At the tender age of two, Tsehay had already began to talk and subsequently showed his real talent when he learned to sing at the same age. He grew up near the ‘Kebur Zebegna’ camp where at the age of 14 his real talent blossomed, as he sang ‘Berta Zemede’. This song was a tribute to the unforgettable ‘Edeget Beheberet Zemecha’ which was aimed at eradicating illiteracy during the early 1976s. This song also continued to encourage other literacy drives during the 1970s including ‘Manbebena Mestaf’ and the ‘Meseret temehert ‘movement that many of us from that period surely remember. Tsehay Yohannes will be Tsehay has continued his successful career by also highlighting the variety performing at of cultures within Ethiopia and his love for the diversity of his country. He WorldBeat Center also sings about the beauty and power of love as well as highlighting the Sun, Aug31st at 9:00pm Info at important role that culture and tradition have in forming the social values and WorldBeatCenter.org principles of many of his countrymen and women.

Tribal Seeds & Inna Visions With heavy influence from Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, and Midnite, this new and unique group brings a refreshing rock vibe to roots style reggae music. Spiritually driven and musically talented, Tribal Seeds have created an art form for rebel music enthusiasts! With comparisons to the legendary group, The Police, they bring an authentic sound that reaches a broad demographic. Two brothers, both raised playing instruments since early childhood in San Diego head the group. The lead singer Steven writes the lyrics for the group, and his brother Tony-Ray along with the band produce all their music. They have toured throughout North America as well as Mexico and Hawaii, and have shared the stage with Matisyahu, The Wailers and Gregory Issacs. Experience them live on tour in 2008 as they support their latest, self titled release.

WorldBeat on Earth Day

Earth Day 2008

Afro-Cuban Percussion

MC Makeda Dread

Bobby Cheatom

Super Sonic Samba

WorldBeat Massive!

Sene Africa at Earth Day

Kusun Ensemble from Ghana

Tribal Seeds & Inna Visions will be performing at WorldBeat Center Fri, Sept 6th at 8:30pm Info at WorldBeatCenter.org

Chuck Fenda in Concert

Chuck Fenda: With songs on regular rotation on the airwaves, Chuck Fenda has kept himself in the eyes of the public by 'mashing up' stage shows. Embracing the Rastafarian way of life, Chuck Fenda has adopted the poor people defender' cause and focused on creating heartfelt lyrics about the plight of the poor, while revealing his “Afromantic” side in the beautiful lyrics he penned glorifying the black woman. Today, Fenda is even more aware of the need of the oppressed of this land to have a voice championing their cause and he has pledged to be that voice, both in word and deed. His personal objective is to take the youths off the streets, knowing that if he can change even one youth through his songs, then there is hope. Chuck Fenda will be performing at WorldBeat Center Fri, Sept 19th at 9:00pm Info at WorldBeatCenter.org

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Luciano & Makeda

Midnite - Judah B Bash

Jah Mali Performing for Midnite

African Rhythms

Luciano in Concert at WBC!

Photos: Miguel Pizarro

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Raw - Living Food

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Sunfired Food Scientist, Linguist & Educator The 2004 Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America acclaims: the raw food movement owes much to Aris LaTham, a native of Panama, he is considered to be the father of gourmet ethical raw foods cuisine in America. The debut of his raw food creations in 1979, was when he started Sunfired Foods, a live food company in Harlem, New York. In the years since he has trained thousands of raw food chefs and added innumerable recipes to his repertoire.

Aris was born in Gatun, Panama Canal Zone. He is a direct descendant of an African-Caribbean family of Culinary Griots who has become a world renowned crusader in the area of wholesome foods. His linguistic and culinary interest has been shared with many diverse people throughout Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia, the Caribbean and Europe

About Raw - Living Food Living foods are the key to our health and longevity. They allow our bodies to perform as they were meant to. Our bodies have evolved over a four million With year period. For 3,950,000 of those years we ate only raw, living foods. It is only recently that we have begun eating cooked food. When we look at other mammals in nature, we do not see any significant incidence of the diseases that have become pervasive in humans. No cancer, heart disease, strokes or diabetes. Cooking destroys 50 percent of the protein in our food. Between 50 and 80 percent of the vitamins and minerals are also destroyed. Pesticides break down into more toxic compounds, which are more easily assimilated into our bodies. Oxygen is lost and free radicals are produced. A living food diet leads to a longer, more energetic life. Think of how you feel after a Thanksgiving feast. The burden of digesting a cooked food meal drains our energy. This does not happen with living foods and the extra energy allows the body to focus its resources on cleansing and rebuilding.

Aris LaTham

Juicing for Life

Topics of Study

Food Combining

The Sunfired Philosophy of Living Foods Nutritious Meals for Babies and Children Constructing a Personal Dietary Regime Main Course Recipes Reproductive Meals for Women Meals for Senior and the Infirmed Salads and Dressings Prostate Power Meals for Men The Fine Art of Seasoning Dehydrated Foods Paradise Pies and Desserts Sprouting Seasonal Meal planning Held at

WorldBeat Cultural Center 2100 Park Blvd. Balboa Park

Lecture & The0ry

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Oct 1,2,3,4,5th To Pre-Register call: 619-230-1190 info@worldbeatcenter.org More info on Aris LaTham:

Electromagnetic Energy of foods

www.sunfiredfood.com

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The Skatalites - Tijuana Ska Fest In Jamaica in the mid-50's, a fledgling recording industry saw the birth of what became known as Ska. Created by fusing Boogie-Woogie Blues, R+B, Jazz, Mento, Calypso and African rythyms, Ska became the first truly Jamaican music and by the 60's all the vocalist were swarming to the studios to record their songs to this infectious new beat. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe are just a few of the names who came to record this new music, which coincided with the whole island's excitement about Jamaica's independence in 1962. The core musicians playing on most of these sessions saw the opportunity to play this music live to the public.Tommy McCook, Rolando Alphonso, Johnny Moore, Lester Sterling, Don Drummond, Lloyd Knibb, Lloyd Brevett, Jerry Haynes, and Jackie Mittoo began working together in 1963 and formed The Ska-talites in May 1964. In May 2007, On The Right Track is released worldwide by AIM International from Australia. In September 2007, The Skatalites contribute the track "Be My Guest" with Ben Harper on vocals for the new Fats Domino tribute CD "Going Home" featuring numerous artists. This CD raise funds for all musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. Tijuana Ska Festival with Burnt (SD) & La Gorra Briaga (TJ).... The Skatalites will be performing at Multi Culti - Planeta Tijuana Downtown Tijuana, Mexico Fri, October 17th at 8:30pm Info at WorldBeatCenter.org

Pato Banton - Benefit for Africa Pato Banton: The Truth Revealed A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten. Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience. Pato dialogues with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun! The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback Pato receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever. Sometimes Pato invites his fans to join him in a prayer circle after the show, where some have cried while sharing their stories of contemplated suicide, isolation after losing a loved one, struggles with substance abuse and how their personal connection with Pato has given them the strength to “Stay Positive” & “Never Give In.” Pato Banton will be performing at WorldBeat Center Sat, Oct 4th at 8:30pm Info at WorldBeatCenter.org

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Global Mala Fundraiser concert The purpose of the Global Mala is to unite the global yoga community from every continent, school or approach to form a "mala around the earth" through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108 on Sept. 21st and 22nd, Fall Equinox as the yoga world's offering to further the UN International Peace Day. Each center offers their form of a Yoga Mala according to their yoga tradition and inspiration: * 108 Sun Salutations (or variations of 27, 56) * 108 rounds of mantra such as the Gayatri or Maha Mrityanjaya * 108 rounds of a kriya * 108 minutes of meditation, kirtan, movement meditation Each Global Mala event can be dedicated to practice or to practice and seva - service by integrating local action, and raising funds for the organization of their choice. Funds raised are sent directly to the organizations with the awareness that $108 - $1008 is not a drop in the bucket when we join forces together to address the most urgent issues of our times. Lokaha Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu! May all beings experience the blessing of unconditional happiness! The Global Mala Fundraiser At WorldBeat Center Sat, Sept 20th at 4pm Info at www.trikayayoga.com

Sizzla Kalonji at WorldBeat! Emerging during the latter half of the '90s, the enormously prolific Sizzla was one of the leaders of the conscious dancehall movement. Along with Buju Banton and Capleton, he helped lead dancehall back to the musical and spiritual influence of roots reggae, favoring organic productions and heavily Rastafarian subject matter. A member of the militant Bobo Ashanti sect, he sometimes courted controversy with his strict adherence to their views. Yet overall, his music was generally positive, advocating faith, compassion for poor black youth, and respect for women. He remained something of an enigma to the public at large, rarely granting interviews and keeping his concert appearances to a minimum. Nonetheless, he still ranked as arguably the most popular conscious reggae artist of his time, thanks to a normally high standard of quality control -- all the more impressive given the frequency with which he recorded. A versatile singjay-style vocalist with a gruff, gravelly tone, he was capable of both rapid-fire chatting and powerful, melodic singing, and his best backing riddims were among the strongest in contemporary dancehall. Sizzla will be performing at WorldBeat Center - Sat, October 18th at 8:30pm Info at WorldBeatCenter.org

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"Africa for the Africans, At home & abroad" Marcus Mosiah Garvey M a r c u s M o s i a h G a r v e y, J r. , N a t i o n a l H e r o o f J a m a i c a ( A u g u s t 1 7 , 1 8 8 7 – J u n e 1 0 , 1 9 4 0 ) , w a s a p u b l i s h e r, j o u r n a l i s t , e n t r e p r e n e u r, B l a c k n a t i o n a l i s t , o r a t o r, b l a c k s e p a r a t i s t , a n d f o u n d e r o f t h e Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities L e a g u e ( U N I A - A C L ) . G a r v e y w a s b o r n i n S t . A n n ' s B a y, S a i n t A n n P a r i s h , J a m a i c a t o M a r c u s M o s i a h G a r v e y, S r. , a m a s o n , a n d S a r a h J a n e R i c h a r d s , a d o m e s t i c w o r k e r a n d f a r m e r. O f h i s e l e v e n s i b l i n g s , o n l y G a r v e y a n d h i s s i s t e r, I n d i a n a , r e a c h e d m a t u r i t y. G a r v e y ' s f a t h e r w a s k n o w n t o h a v e a l a r g e l i b r a r y, a n d i t w a s f r o m his father that he gained his love for reading. Garvey is best remembered as an important proponent of the Back-to-Africa movement, which encouraged those of African descent to return to their ancestral homelands. This movement would eventually inspire other movements, ranging from the Nation of Islam, to the Rastafari movement, which proclaims Garvey to be a prophet. Garvey said he wanted those of African ancestry to "redeem" Africa and for the European colonial powers to leave it. Early years Sometime in the year 1900 Garvey entered into an apprenticeship with h i s g o d f a t h e r A l f r e d B u r r o w e s . L i k e h i s f a t h e r, M r. B u r r o w e s h a d a n extensive library of which Garvey made good use.[4] Near the age of fourteen, Garvey left St. Ann's Bay for Kingston where h e f o u n d e m p l o y m e n t a s a c o m p o s i t o r i n t h e p r i n t e r y o f P. A . B e n j a m i n Limited. He was a master printer and foreman at Benjamin when, in November of 1907, he was elected the vice-president of the Kingston Union. Upon joining a strike by printers in late 1908 he was fired from his position. Having been blacklisted for his stance in the strike he later found work at the Government Printing Office. In 1909 his newspaper T h e Wa t c h m a n b e g a n p u b l i c a t i o n . I t o n l y l a s t e d f o r t h r e e i s s u e s . In 1910 Garvey left Jamaica and began traveling throughout the Central American region. He lived in Costa Rica for several months, where he worked as a time-keeper on a banana p l a n t a t i o n . H e b e g a n w o r k a s e d i t o r f o r a d a i l y n e w s p a p e r e n t i t l e d ' L a N a c i o n a l e ' i n 1 9 11 . L a t e r t h a t y e a r, h e m o v e d t o C o l ó n , P a n a m a w h e r e h e e d i t e d a t r i - w e e k l y b e f o r e r e t u r n i n g to Jamaica in 1912. After years of working in the Caribbean, Garvey left Jamaica to spend 1912 and 1913 in L o n d o n . T h e r e h e a t t e n d e d B i r k b e c k C o l l e g e , w o r k e d f o r t h e A f r i c a n Ti m e s a n d O r i e n t R e v i e w, p u b l i s h e d b y D u s é M o h a m e d A l i , a n d s o m e t i m e s s p o k e a t | H y d e P a r k ' s S p e a k e r s ' C o r n e r.

Founding of the UNIA-ACL During his travels, Garvey had become convinced that uniting Blacks was the only way to improve their condition, and so he departed England on June 14, 1914 aboard the S . S . Tr e n t , r e a c h i n g J a m a i c a o n J u l y 1 5 , 1 9 1 4 . F i v e d a y s later the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) and African Communities League (ACL) was formed. Amy Ashwood, who would later be Garvey's first wife, was among the founders. As the group's first President-General, his goal was to "unite all people of African ancestry of the world to one great body to establish a country and absolute government of their own". A c c o r d i n g t o G a r v e y, t h e n a m e o f t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n w a s t h e result of a conversation he had with a West Indian traveling to the Caribbean with his Basuto wife. During their discussion he "further learned of the horrors of native life in Africa". Following much reflection the following day and night on what he had learned "the vision and thought came" to him to "name the organization the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities (Imperial) League". In May of 1917 he and thirteen others formed the first UNIA division outside Jamaica and began advancing ideas promoting social, political, and economic freedom for Blacks. On July 2, the East St. Louis riots broke out. On July 8, Garvey delivered an address, entitled "The Conspiracy of the East St. Louis Riots," at Lafayette Hall in Harlem. During the speech he declared that the riot was "one of the bloodiest outrages against m a n k i n d . " B y O c t o b e r, r a n c o r a m o n g s t t h e r a n k s o f t h e U N I A h a d begun to set in. A split occurred in the Harlem division with Garvey enlisted to become the head of the division; although he still technically held the same position in Jamaica. Garvey next set about the business of developing a program to improve the conditions of those of African ancestry "at home and abroad" under UNIA auspices. On August 17, 1918, publication of the widely distributed Negro World newspaper began. Garvey worked for it as editor for free up until November 1920. By June of 1919 the membership of the organization had grown to over two million. Influence Garvey's memory has been kept alive worldwide. Schools, colleges, highways, and buildings in Africa, Europe, the C a r i b b e a n , a n d t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s h a v e b e e n n a m e d i n h i s h o n o r. The UNIA red, black, and green flag has been adopted as the Black Liberation Flag. Since 1980, Garvey's bust has been housed in the Organization of A m e r i c a n S t a t e s ' H a l l o f H e r o e s i n Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Malcolm X's father Earl Little met Malcolm's mother Louise at a UNIA convention in Montreal, Canada. He also was the president of the UNIA division in Omaha, Nebraska and sold the Negro World newspaper while his wife Louise was a contributor to the Negro World. Kwame Nkrumah named the national shipping line of Ghana the Black Star Line in honor of Garvey and the UNIA. Nkrumah also named the national soccer team the Black Stars as well.


"Africa for the Africans, At home & abroad" Marcus Mosiah Garvey M a r c u s M o s i a h G a r v e y, J r. , N a t i o n a l H e r o o f J a m a i c a ( A u g u s t 1 7 , 1 8 8 7 – J u n e 1 0 , 1 9 4 0 ) , w a s a p u b l i s h e r, j o u r n a l i s t , e n t r e p r e n e u r, B l a c k n a t i o n a l i s t , o r a t o r, b l a c k s e p a r a t i s t , a n d f o u n d e r o f t h e Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities L e a g u e ( U N I A - A C L ) . G a r v e y w a s b o r n i n S t . A n n ' s B a y, S a i n t A n n P a r i s h , J a m a i c a t o M a r c u s M o s i a h G a r v e y, S r. , a m a s o n , a n d S a r a h J a n e R i c h a r d s , a d o m e s t i c w o r k e r a n d f a r m e r. O f h i s e l e v e n s i b l i n g s , o n l y G a r v e y a n d h i s s i s t e r, I n d i a n a , r e a c h e d m a t u r i t y. G a r v e y ' s f a t h e r w a s k n o w n t o h a v e a l a r g e l i b r a r y, a n d i t w a s f r o m his father that he gained his love for reading. Garvey is best remembered as an important proponent of the Back-to-Africa movement, which encouraged those of African descent to return to their ancestral homelands. This movement would eventually inspire other movements, ranging from the Nation of Islam, to the Rastafari movement, which proclaims Garvey to be a prophet. Garvey said he wanted those of African ancestry to "redeem" Africa and for the European colonial powers to leave it. Early years Sometime in the year 1900 Garvey entered into an apprenticeship with h i s g o d f a t h e r A l f r e d B u r r o w e s . L i k e h i s f a t h e r, M r. B u r r o w e s h a d a n extensive library of which Garvey made good use.[4] Near the age of fourteen, Garvey left St. Ann's Bay for Kingston where h e f o u n d e m p l o y m e n t a s a c o m p o s i t o r i n t h e p r i n t e r y o f P. A . B e n j a m i n Limited. He was a master printer and foreman at Benjamin when, in November of 1907, he was elected the vice-president of the Kingston Union. Upon joining a strike by printers in late 1908 he was fired from his position. Having been blacklisted for his stance in the strike he later found work at the Government Printing Office. In 1909 his newspaper T h e Wa t c h m a n b e g a n p u b l i c a t i o n . I t o n l y l a s t e d f o r t h r e e i s s u e s . In 1910 Garvey left Jamaica and began traveling throughout the Central American region. He lived in Costa Rica for several months, where he worked as a time-keeper on a banana p l a n t a t i o n . H e b e g a n w o r k a s e d i t o r f o r a d a i l y n e w s p a p e r e n t i t l e d ' L a N a c i o n a l e ' i n 1 9 11 . L a t e r t h a t y e a r, h e m o v e d t o C o l ó n , P a n a m a w h e r e h e e d i t e d a t r i - w e e k l y b e f o r e r e t u r n i n g to Jamaica in 1912. After years of working in the Caribbean, Garvey left Jamaica to spend 1912 and 1913 in L o n d o n . T h e r e h e a t t e n d e d B i r k b e c k C o l l e g e , w o r k e d f o r t h e A f r i c a n Ti m e s a n d O r i e n t R e v i e w, p u b l i s h e d b y D u s é M o h a m e d A l i , a n d s o m e t i m e s s p o k e a t | H y d e P a r k ' s S p e a k e r s ' C o r n e r.

Founding of the UNIA-ACL During his travels, Garvey had become convinced that uniting Blacks was the only way to improve their condition, and so he departed England on June 14, 1914 aboard the S . S . Tr e n t , r e a c h i n g J a m a i c a o n J u l y 1 5 , 1 9 1 4 . F i v e d a y s later the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) and African Communities League (ACL) was formed. Amy Ashwood, who would later be Garvey's first wife, was among the founders. As the group's first President-General, his goal was to "unite all people of African ancestry of the world to one great body to establish a country and absolute government of their own". A c c o r d i n g t o G a r v e y, t h e n a m e o f t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n w a s t h e result of a conversation he had with a West Indian traveling to the Caribbean with his Basuto wife. During their discussion he "further learned of the horrors of native life in Africa". Following much reflection the following day and night on what he had learned "the vision and thought came" to him to "name the organization the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities (Imperial) League". In May of 1917 he and thirteen others formed the first UNIA division outside Jamaica and began advancing ideas promoting social, political, and economic freedom for Blacks. On July 2, the East St. Louis riots broke out. On July 8, Garvey delivered an address, entitled "The Conspiracy of the East St. Louis Riots," at Lafayette Hall in Harlem. During the speech he declared that the riot was "one of the bloodiest outrages against m a n k i n d . " B y O c t o b e r, r a n c o r a m o n g s t t h e r a n k s o f t h e U N I A h a d begun to set in. A split occurred in the Harlem division with Garvey enlisted to become the head of the division; although he still technically held the same position in Jamaica. Garvey next set about the business of developing a program to improve the conditions of those of African ancestry "at home and abroad" under UNIA auspices. On August 17, 1918, publication of the widely distributed Negro World newspaper began. Garvey worked for it as editor for free up until November 1920. By June of 1919 the membership of the organization had grown to over two million. Influence Garvey's memory has been kept alive worldwide. Schools, colleges, highways, and buildings in Africa, Europe, the C a r i b b e a n , a n d t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s h a v e b e e n n a m e d i n h i s h o n o r. The UNIA red, black, and green flag has been adopted as the Black Liberation Flag. Since 1980, Garvey's bust has been housed in the Organization of A m e r i c a n S t a t e s ' H a l l o f H e r o e s i n Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Malcolm X's father Earl Little met Malcolm's mother Louise at a UNIA convention in Montreal, Canada. He also was the president of the UNIA division in Omaha, Nebraska and sold the Negro World newspaper while his wife Louise was a contributor to the Negro World. Kwame Nkrumah named the national shipping line of Ghana the Black Star Line in honor of Garvey and the UNIA. Nkrumah also named the national soccer team the Black Stars as well.


Healing the World

Qi Gong Internal Energy Healing

What is Qi? This is the energy already inside of your body. It is the energy that beats your heart and keeps you vital.

Health Benefits and Effects of Qigong “Qigong has powerful health-promoting effects: (1) Improves the motion of blood, warms the blood and enhances whole body circulation. (2) Stimulates appetite, sexual function, assimilation of nutrients and digestion/elimination. (3) Accelerates metabolism, weight loss, decreases need for sleep. (4) Bolsters the Immune system by reducing cortisol, a known inhibitor of cytokine production. (5) Develops dexterity, reflexes, and prevents Osteoporosis in clinical studies. (6) Opens arteries allowing greater brain-based microcirculation to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. (7) Enhances mental acuity, focus and concentration. The Qi draws focus and trains the mind. (8) Helps us to calm down, relax and become more peaceful. (9) Harnesses the power of True Source, remarkably improves results of hands on healing, such as Reiki, and helps spiritual growth.” From Press on Qi Productions 2008 Da Dao Chan Gong is a comprehensive system of Zen Qigong practiced in order to generate more vital energy and reach higher levels of spiritual and mental attainment. Strong functional health, emotional balance, and enlightenment are the main areas of study and practice. Da Dao Chan Gong unlocks the "meta-intelligence" and opens the pathways for great human potential to emerge. This Zen Qigong system is the culmination of Grandmaster Foo's knowledge put into a three level system that is effective and simple to follow. By no means are we to say that this is an easy path. Da Dao Chan Gong emphasizes internal cultivation and cleansing the heart so our true nature and latent abilities can emerge. 'Da' means 'Great' and 'Dao' means 'The Way'. It is a 'way of life' that creates beings of compassion, wisdom, and power.

WorldBeat Cultural Center Hosts Qi Gong Classes : Sundays - (9am - 10am) - Outside Lawn - FREE ! Saturdays - (10am - 11am) - Outside Lawn - FREE !

Concentration & Insight Mindfulness

Breathing Our breathing is a stable solid ground that we can take refuge in. Regardless of our internal weather- our thoughts, emotions and perceptions- our breathing is always with us like a faithful friend. Whenever we feel carried away, or sunken in a deep emotion, or scattered in worries and projects, we return to our breathing to collect and anchor our mind.

Meditation

We feel the flow of air coming in and going out of our nose. We feel how light and natural, how calm and peaceful our breathing functions. At any time, while we are walking, gardening, or typing, we can return to this peaceful source of life. We may like to recite:

“Breathing in I know that I am breathing in. Breathing out I know that I am breathing out.” We do not need to control our breath. Feel the breath as it actually is. It may be long or short, deep or shallow. With our awareness it will naturally become slower and deeper. Conscious breathing is the key to uniting body and mind and bringing the energy of mindfulness into each moment of our life. Sitting Meditation Sitting meditation is like returning home to give full attention to and care for our self. Like the peaceful image of the Buddha on the altar, we too can radiate peace and stability. We sit upright with dignity, and return to our breathing. We bring our full attention to what is within and around us. We let our mind become spacious and our heart soft and kind. Sitting meditation is very healing. We realize we can just be with whatever is within usour pain, anger, and irritation, or our joy, love, and peace. We are with whatever is there without being carried away by it. Let it come, let it stay, then let it go. No need to push, to oppress, or to pretend our thoughts are not there. Observe the thoughts and images of our mind with an accepting and loving eye. We are free to be still and calm despite the storms that might arise in us. We can find suggestions for guided meditations in Thay’s book, "The Blooming of a Lotus”

WorldBeat Cultural Center Hosts Meditation Class : 2nd & 4th Sundays - (4:15pm - 5:30pm) - WBC - FREE !


Healing the World

Qi Gong Internal Energy Healing

What is Qi? This is the energy already inside of your body. It is the energy that beats your heart and keeps you vital.

Health Benefits and Effects of Qigong “Qigong has powerful health-promoting effects: (1) Improves the motion of blood, warms the blood and enhances whole body circulation. (2) Stimulates appetite, sexual function, assimilation of nutrients and digestion/elimination. (3) Accelerates metabolism, weight loss, decreases need for sleep. (4) Bolsters the Immune system by reducing cortisol, a known inhibitor of cytokine production. (5) Develops dexterity, reflexes, and prevents Osteoporosis in clinical studies. (6) Opens arteries allowing greater brain-based microcirculation to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. (7) Enhances mental acuity, focus and concentration. The Qi draws focus and trains the mind. (8) Helps us to calm down, relax and become more peaceful. (9) Harnesses the power of True Source, remarkably improves results of hands on healing, such as Reiki, and helps spiritual growth.” From Press on Qi Productions 2008 Da Dao Chan Gong is a comprehensive system of Zen Qigong practiced in order to generate more vital energy and reach higher levels of spiritual and mental attainment. Strong functional health, emotional balance, and enlightenment are the main areas of study and practice. Da Dao Chan Gong unlocks the "meta-intelligence" and opens the pathways for great human potential to emerge. This Zen Qigong system is the culmination of Grandmaster Foo's knowledge put into a three level system that is effective and simple to follow. By no means are we to say that this is an easy path. Da Dao Chan Gong emphasizes internal cultivation and cleansing the heart so our true nature and latent abilities can emerge. 'Da' means 'Great' and 'Dao' means 'The Way'. It is a 'way of life' that creates beings of compassion, wisdom, and power.

WorldBeat Cultural Center Hosts Qi Gong Classes : Sundays - (9am - 10am) - Outside Lawn - FREE ! Saturdays - (10am - 11am) - Outside Lawn - FREE !

Concentration & Insight Mindfulness

Breathing Our breathing is a stable solid ground that we can take refuge in. Regardless of our internal weather- our thoughts, emotions and perceptions- our breathing is always with us like a faithful friend. Whenever we feel carried away, or sunken in a deep emotion, or scattered in worries and projects, we return to our breathing to collect and anchor our mind.

Meditation

We feel the flow of air coming in and going out of our nose. We feel how light and natural, how calm and peaceful our breathing functions. At any time, while we are walking, gardening, or typing, we can return to this peaceful source of life. We may like to recite:

“Breathing in I know that I am breathing in. Breathing out I know that I am breathing out.” We do not need to control our breath. Feel the breath as it actually is. It may be long or short, deep or shallow. With our awareness it will naturally become slower and deeper. Conscious breathing is the key to uniting body and mind and bringing the energy of mindfulness into each moment of our life. Sitting Meditation Sitting meditation is like returning home to give full attention to and care for our self. Like the peaceful image of the Buddha on the altar, we too can radiate peace and stability. We sit upright with dignity, and return to our breathing. We bring our full attention to what is within and around us. We let our mind become spacious and our heart soft and kind. Sitting meditation is very healing. We realize we can just be with whatever is within usour pain, anger, and irritation, or our joy, love, and peace. We are with whatever is there without being carried away by it. Let it come, let it stay, then let it go. No need to push, to oppress, or to pretend our thoughts are not there. Observe the thoughts and images of our mind with an accepting and loving eye. We are free to be still and calm despite the storms that might arise in us. We can find suggestions for guided meditations in Thay’s book, "The Blooming of a Lotus”

WorldBeat Cultural Center Hosts Meditation Class : 2nd & 4th Sundays - (4:15pm - 5:30pm) - WBC - FREE !


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Raw - Living Food

Workshop

Oct 1st-5th

Sunfired Food Scientist, Linguist & Educator The 2004 Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America acclaims: the raw food movement owes much to Aris LaTham, a native of Panama, he is considered to be the father of gourmet ethical raw foods cuisine in America. The debut of his raw food creations in 1979, was when he started Sunfired Foods, a live food company in Harlem, New York. In the years since he has trained thousands of raw food chefs and added innumerable recipes to his repertoire.

Aris was born in Gatun, Panama Canal Zone. He is a direct descendant of an African-Caribbean family of Culinary Griots who has become a world renowned crusader in the area of wholesome foods. His linguistic and culinary interest has been shared with many diverse people throughout Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia, the Caribbean and Europe

About Raw - Living Food Living foods are the key to our health and longevity. They allow our bodies to perform as they were meant to. Our bodies have evolved over a four million With year period. For 3,950,000 of those years we ate only raw, living foods. It is only recently that we have begun eating cooked food. When we look at other mammals in nature, we do not see any significant incidence of the diseases that have become pervasive in humans. No cancer, heart disease, strokes or diabetes. Cooking destroys 50 percent of the protein in our food. Between 50 and 80 percent of the vitamins and minerals are also destroyed. Pesticides break down into more toxic compounds, which are more easily assimilated into our bodies. Oxygen is lost and free radicals are produced. A living food diet leads to a longer, more energetic life. Think of how you feel after a Thanksgiving feast. The burden of digesting a cooked food meal drains our energy. This does not happen with living foods and the extra energy allows the body to focus its resources on cleansing and rebuilding.

Aris LaTham

Juicing for Life

Topics of Study

Food Combining

The Sunfired Philosophy of Living Foods Nutritious Meals for Babies and Children Constructing a Personal Dietary Regime Main Course Recipes Reproductive Meals for Women Meals for Senior and the Infirmed Salads and Dressings Prostate Power Meals for Men The Fine Art of Seasoning Dehydrated Foods Paradise Pies and Desserts Sprouting Seasonal Meal planning Held at

WorldBeat Cultural Center 2100 Park Blvd. Balboa Park

Lecture & The0ry

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Oct 1,2,3,4,5th To Pre-Register call: 619-230-1190 info@worldbeatcenter.org More info on Aris LaTham:

Electromagnetic Energy of foods

www.sunfiredfood.com

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Ethiopian New Years Tsehay Yohannes: Tsehay was born in Ethiopia in 1961. At the tender age of two, Tsehay had already began to talk and subsequently showed his real talent when he learned to sing at the same age. He grew up near the ‘Kebur Zebegna’ camp where at the age of 14 his real talent blossomed, as he sang ‘Berta Zemede’. This song was a tribute to the unforgettable ‘Edeget Beheberet Zemecha’ which was aimed at eradicating illiteracy during the early 1976s. This song also continued to encourage other literacy drives during the 1970s including ‘Manbebena Mestaf’ and the ‘Meseret temehert ‘movement that many of us from that period surely remember. Tsehay Yohannes will be Tsehay has continued his successful career by also highlighting the variety performing at of cultures within Ethiopia and his love for the diversity of his country. He WorldBeat Center also sings about the beauty and power of love as well as highlighting the Sun, Aug31st at 9:00pm Info at important role that culture and tradition have in forming the social values and WorldBeatCenter.org principles of many of his countrymen and women.

Tribal Seeds & Inna Visions With heavy influence from Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, and Midnite, this new and unique group brings a refreshing rock vibe to roots style reggae music. Spiritually driven and musically talented, Tribal Seeds have created an art form for rebel music enthusiasts! With comparisons to the legendary group, The Police, they bring an authentic sound that reaches a broad demographic. Two brothers, both raised playing instruments since early childhood in San Diego head the group. The lead singer Steven writes the lyrics for the group, and his brother Tony-Ray along with the band produce all their music. They have toured throughout North America as well as Mexico and Hawaii, and have shared the stage with Matisyahu, The Wailers and Gregory Issacs. Experience them live on tour in 2008 as they support their latest, self titled release.

WorldBeat on Earth Day

Earth Day 2008

Afro-Cuban Percussion

MC Makeda Dread

Bobby Cheatom

Super Sonic Samba

WorldBeat Massive!

Sene Africa at Earth Day

Kusun Ensemble from Ghana

Tribal Seeds & Inna Visions will be performing at WorldBeat Center Fri, Sept 6th at 8:30pm Info at WorldBeatCenter.org

Chuck Fenda in Concert

Chuck Fenda: With songs on regular rotation on the airwaves, Chuck Fenda has kept himself in the eyes of the public by 'mashing up' stage shows. Embracing the Rastafarian way of life, Chuck Fenda has adopted the poor people defender' cause and focused on creating heartfelt lyrics about the plight of the poor, while revealing his “Afromantic” side in the beautiful lyrics he penned glorifying the black woman. Today, Fenda is even more aware of the need of the oppressed of this land to have a voice championing their cause and he has pledged to be that voice, both in word and deed. His personal objective is to take the youths off the streets, knowing that if he can change even one youth through his songs, then there is hope. Chuck Fenda will be performing at WorldBeat Center Fri, Sept 19th at 9:00pm Info at WorldBeatCenter.org

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Luciano & Makeda

Midnite - Judah B Bash

Jah Mali Performing for Midnite

African Rhythms

Luciano in Concert at WBC!

Photos: Miguel Pizarro

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Kemetic Mystery School

Egyptian Drumming

Children’s Dumming Class

West African Drumming

West African Drumming

Meditation, Language and Healing Taught by Bikbaye 8am - 2pm Call 619-230-1190

Qigong Practice 9-10am WBC Lawn FREE!

West African Dance

Taught by Makida 2-3:30pm Live Drumming $12

Taught by Frank Lazarro 6-7pm $12

Tribal Bellydance Taught by Sabrina 7-8pm Live Drumming $12

Taught by Nana Toddlers 6 mos - 6 years 3 - 3:30pm $5

Children 7-12 Yearrs 3:30 - 4:15pm $7

Taiko Drumming

Taught by John Iverson & Kathy Fuller 8-10pm Japanese Drumming call 619-230-1190

Taught by Babacar From Senegal 6-7pm $12 Drums available for rent $5

Super Sonic Samba School 7:15 - 8:30pm Alternative Samba Dance & Drumming FREE!

Taught by Ibrahima from Senegal 6:30 - 7:30pm $12 Drums available for rent $5

Taiko Drumming

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For More info on Classes call 619-230-1190 Email - info@worldbeatcenter.org Go to - www.WorldBeatCenter.org WorldBeat Center is available for Rent Wedding Receptions, School Graduations, Private Party’s, Concerts & Fundraisers

WorldBeat African Drum Dept. Babacar is a Master Drummer from Senegal, West Africa. He has been teaching African Drumming at WorldBeat Center for over 10 years! He teaches Djembe, Djun, Sabar & bugaboo. His Class is on Wednesday @ 6:00pm W o r l d B e a t C e n t e r. o r g f o r i n f o

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Taught by Dennis Newsome 11:15 - 1:15pm

West African Dance 2-3:30pm $12

AfroCuban Percussion

Taught by Juan Sanchez Beg 4-5pm Int-Adv 5-6pm $12

Ibrahima Ba has been teachind African Djembe Drum at WBC for over 2 years. He performed opening acts for wellknown musicians such as Baaba Maal in 1994. His Class is on Thursday @ 6:30pm W o r l d B e a t C e n t e r. o r g f o r i n f o

WorldBeat Cultural Center ’s Outreach Department provides cultural talent for your special event or workshop. World-class artists from different musical genres add j u s t t h a t s p e c i a l t o u c h t o y o u r c o r p o r a t e c o n f e r e n c e , C o l l e g e f a i r, o r p r i v a t e p a r t y. From Fire-eating to Egyptian belly dancers to traditional African musicians and d a n c e r s t o J a p a n e s e s t y l e Ta i k o d r u m m i n g t o J a z z a n d B r a z i l i a n C a p o e i r a , WorldBeat Cultural Center has the artist to make your event a beautiful, memorable occasion. C o n t a c t : C h r i s t i n a , o u t r e a c h @ w o r l d b e a t c e n t e r. o r g ,

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10 - 11am WBC Lawn FREE!

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UMALALI: THE GARIFUNA W OM E N ’S P R O J E C T

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A U G U S T, 2 0 0 8 – T h i s A u g u s t , U m a l a l i r e t u r n s t o t h e U S w i t h the all-star Garifuna Collective for a series of west coast performances at key outdoor venues and select clubs. The all-female Afro-Indigenous song collective will perform music from their debut album The Garifuna Women’s Project which was released to critical acclaim on the Cumbancha label earlier this y e a r. O n W e d n e s d a y, A u g u s t 2 7 t h , U m a l a l i w i l l perform at the WorldBeat Cultural Center in San Diego, CA.Descendents of shipwrecked African slaves who intermarried with the Carib and Arawak Indians of the Caribbean, the Garifuna people live primarily in small towns and villages on the Caribbean coasts of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The music and songs Umalali brings to the stage expand on the story of this fascinating c o m m u n i t y, w h i c h i s s t r u g g l i n g t o r e t a i n i t s u n i q u e language, music and traditions in the face of globalization. UK music magazine Songlines exclaimed that Umalali’s music is “a beautiful mix of African rhythms, choal singing and hypnotic, melancholic m e l o d i e s t h a t w i l l l e a v e y o u g a s p i n g f o r a i r, w i t h a mood that will haunt you long after every listen.” Banning Eyre of Afropop Worldwide declared Umalali, “superbly well-imagined roots pop.” Umalali recently completed the Andy Palaico T r i b u t e To u r w h i c h h o n o r e d t h e m e m o r y o f t h e legendary Garifuna music icon. Andy Palacio, one of the most critically acclaimed w o r l d m u s i c a r t i s t s o f t h e p a s t y e a r, p a s s e d a w a y unexpectedly on January19th, 2008. Palacio had only recently achieved his lifelong goal of directing the global spotlight onto the remarkable music of the unique Afro-Amerindian Garifuna people of Central America, thanks to the success of his 2007 album Wátina. Recorded with members of Umalali and The Garifuna Collective, Wátina was widely applauded by the International media as one of the best world music albums of y e a r, i f n o t o f a l l t i m e .

UMALALI The Garifuna Collective

W e d n e s day, A u g u s t 2 7 t h , 2008 / 8:00pm

W o r l d B e at C u l t u r a l C e n t e r 2 1 0 0 Pa r k B lv d . San Diego, CA F o r m o r e i n f o r m at i o n v i s i t : w w w. w o r l d b e atc e n t e r . o r g or call 619-230-1190

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Katchafire from New Zealand Katchafire: Reggae is one of the bloodlines of New Zealand music -- which accounts for the extraordinary success of Hamilton, New Zealand's Katchafire who, two years ago, emerged as the hardest working band in the country. Their astonishing debut album, the prophetically named Revival, sold in excess of 30,000 copies (double platinum) and scored massive hits with songs like Giddy Up, the biggest selling single in New Zealand of 2002. Katchafire has tapped into that bloodline of New Zealand and people, has been reacquainted with what they had lost, and have loved it all over again. Katchafire’s music is uplifting and celebratory, and their gigs are joyous singalong affairs where people of all cultures and affiliations were welcomed. Katchafire remain unique in New Zealand music. They are a viable, touring eight-piece band which can work the length of the country without exhausting the place. They can return to a venue they played just a few months before and pack it out all over again.

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For Live concert video go to www.OneWorldReggae.com

Kevin Jones & 10th World Jazz “Bujo” Kevin Jones: Percussionist-bandleader Bujo Kevin Jones' debut recording for Motéma Music, TENTH WORLD, is a festive, multi-cultural affair. Driven by the organic pathways of the drum, Jones and his spirited crew traverse waters from Harlem River Drive soul to the streets of Havana all the way to the Congo, heart of the African motherland. Those diverse traditions are bathed in the spirit of jazz improvisation, fired by kinetic horn play, rippling keyboards, deep bass grooves and the kind of palpable joy of musicmaking engendered by truly selfless ensemble play - a hallmark of Bujo Kevin Jones and his TENTH WORLD band. For Live concert video go to www.OneWorldReggae.com

Ahimsa - World Music Fusion Ahimsa: During one of his concert tours in Germany Neyveli S. Radhakrishna , a reputed South Indian Violinist, based in Chennai, chanced upon Matthias Muller, a Jazz and pop guitarist who had a stint in Chennai, learning Veena (an ancient Indian stringed instrument). Fascinated by Carnatic music, Matthias Muller had a burning desire to form a music group along with Indian Musicians. Radhakrishna had similar passion for a long time. The chance meeting blossomed in to friendship and mutual admiration. Thus was born the music group "AHIMSA" with five musicians. There is vast scope for improvisation in both Jazz and Indian music. Presentation of enchanting, daring, and technically proficient improvisational music is the forte of AHIMSA.

A few words from Makeda Dread Cheatom ... Executive Director I want to thank the community for supporting WorldBeat Cultural Center. It has not been easy but you have to be a soldier and continue to do God's work. Sacrifice brings out compassion and that's what we have to have in these times. You must be responsible for the next generation; take care of your body and tune your body like you would tune a fine instrument. Start your own garden, teach your children to eat healthy and to grow good food. We have a garden here at the WorldBeat Cultural Center and we teach healthy living to the children. Also we have drumming classes, dance classes – please support the Center by taking these classes. We're only as strong as the weakest link. Check me out on Reggae Makossa – on our own radio station www.oneworldreggae.com and on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00pm on 102.5 FM Fusion Radio out of Tijuana Mexico, and www.bigupradio.com. “A people without the knowledge of their culture is like a tree planted without its roots.” (Marcus Garvey)

For Live concert video go to www.OneWorldReggae.com

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WorldBeat Cultural Center EVENTS Calendar

What?

Umalali

Garifuna Women’s Project Where?

When?

WorldBeat Center

Wed, Aug 27th @ 8:00pm

Adv.

Music & News of Africa and the World

Community Newsletter - Aug - Sept 2008

How Much?

$17

One WorldBeat FREE

$20 DOS

What?

Ethiopian New Years Where?

When?

Sun, Aug 31st @ 9:00pm

WorldBeat Center

How Much?

$8

Adv.

$10 DOS

What?

Tribal Seeds & Inna Visions When?

Where?

WorldBeat Center What?

When?

WorldBeat Center

$12

Adv.

$15 DOS

Fri, Sept 19th @ 9:00pm

How Much?

TBA TBA

When?

WorldBeat Center

Sat, Oct 4th @ 8:30pm

How Much?

$12

Adv.

$15 DOS

The Skatalites When?

Where?

Planeta Tijuana

Fri, Oct 17th @ 8:30pm

How Much?

$12

Adv.

$15

Where?

When?

WorldBeat Center

See inside for more details.....

DOS

Sat, Oct 18th @ 9:00pm

How Much?

TBA

WorldBeat Cultural Center is in Balboa Park! P a r k

will be performing Wed, August 27th @ WorldBeat Center 2100 Park Blvd. 8:00pm - $15 adv.

Sizzla

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The exuberant rhythms of Africa, the deep emotion of the Blues and the Ancient Spirit of Native Caribbean peoples echo in the soulful voices of the Garifuna women of Central America.

Umalali

Pato Banton

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What?

How Much?

Chuck Fenda

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What?

Sat, Sept 6th @ 8:30pm

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In This Issue.... Tribute To Marcus “Mosiah” Garvey Katchafire from New Zealand - Ahimsa World Music & Kevin Jones from New York African Drum Classes & WBC Oureach Program - Spirituality & Health

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OneWorldBeat Newsletter v 2.2  

Music & News of Africa and the World