Monday, December 23, 2013

Afro-Cuban Performance at Kwanzaa Celebration Sun. Dec. 29th!


ALL people are welcome to the WorldBeat Cultural Center's 

33rd annual Kwanzaa celebration!

Starting Dec. 26th - Dec. 30th, the WBC will host daily celebrations of Kwanzaa's principles. This year 5 of the 7 days of Kwanzaa will be featured.

Starting @ 6 PM

Celebrations include traditional African libations, drum call, cultural performances, poetry and a FREE vegetarian Soul food feast!

On Sunday, December 29th, 2013,

the celebration will also feature a special performance by Omo Ache Afro-Cuban Music & Dance Co. as well as an end-of-series performance by students of the Rumba, Son y Más Cuban percussion & dance class series.

  This is a family, community and cultural event for all to enjoy.  Come experience Kwanzaa with your community! 

For more about the principles of Kwanzaa: (See Nguzo Saba) 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Cuban Rumba Sunday, Dec. 15th!

Cuban Rumba Sunday

Delight in the soulful sounds of an authentic Cuban rumba - open for all to enjoy, listen, play, dance or just be a part of the experience with other rumberos. Domingo de Rumba Cubana is a family-friendly & FREE event!


Tasty Cuban treats by Las Criollitas & delicious 

Int'l cuisine by WorldBeat Cafe 

(available for purchase) 

Sunday, Dec. 15th

Begins at 4pm

WorldBeat Center, 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 (Balboa Park)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Afro-Cuban Dance Class on Saturdays!


This regularly scheduled class takes place every Saturday at Stage 7.  Come learn the African dance traditions that have been preserved in Cuba for more than 500 years.  This invigorating class is mixed level and is appropriate for all levels of dancers.  Taught by Master Artist Juan Carlos Blanco, former lead soloist for Raices Profundas (Deep Roots), a nationally acclaimed Cuban folkloric dance company in Havana, Cuba. Work your body and feed your spirit while accompanied by the best live drumming in San Diego!


This Saturday's class will be the last of our Yoruba series for 2013.  Don't miss a special Orisha dance class tomorrow.  


"If you can walk, you can dance, if you can talk, you can sing."  - African proverb

Monday, November 25, 2013

La Rumba

Domingo de Rumba Cubana was Candela!  The Rumba was on fire and a great time was had by all!  Thank you to those who came and supported the Rumba.  This Rumba will continue to be held monthly and we look forward to seeing all who want to come enjoy, jam and catch good vibes again next month!  Let's keep the tradition alive.  If you couldn't make it this past Sunday, check out some of the fun we had.  Don't miss the next Domingo de Rumba in December (date tba)!

For more information, email us:

Monday, November 18, 2013


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Enjoy a Sunday evening filled with the delightful sounds of a traditional Cuban Rumba.
You can be part of the audience or participate in making music! This family-friendly and FREE event is open for all of the public. Be part of the rumba - come listen and watch or play, sing, and dance with all other rumberos

Try tasty Cuban treats by Las Criollitas!


Cuban Chicken Fillet Sandwich

Empanadas (Veggie, Chicken, or Beef)

Croquetas (Chicken or Cheese)


International Cuisine by WorldBeat Cafe 
(Balboa Park) San Diego

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sat. Dec.7th, Umoja African Dance Class - Celebrating Unity in the CommUnity!

Taught by

Suzanne Forbes Vierling & Master Artist Juan Carlos Blanco

Come Dance in Unity with your CommUnity in honor of Kwanzaa's principle 
of Umoja (Unity)!  This invigorating class will alternate between dances of 
West African & Afro-Cuban traditions.  Get ready for 3 hours of African dance accompanied by Live Drumming! All levels & all people are welcome!

3:30 - 6:30 pm
Stage 7 School of Dance
3980 30th St., SD 92104 (North Park)
*Please arrive early enough for pre-registration

"If you can walk, you can dance; If you can talk, you can sing"

Dance in Encinitas!

New to Afro-Cuban Dance? Been dancing for years?  Whatever your level, this class is for you!  Come work your body and feed your spirit.  Learn festive dances of the Congo nation, accompanied by Live Drumming!  Class is taught by Master Dancer Juan Carlos Blanco, former lead soloist for Raices Profundas (Deep Roots), the nationally recognized Afro-Cuban folkloric dance company in Havana, Cuba.

Friday, December 13th
6:30-8:00 PM, $12
Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd. Ste.#100