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Martin Luther King Celebrated Monday in Balboa Park!

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If you have Monday off for Martin Luther King Day, check out Balboa Park for the 22nd annual WorldBeat Center Celebration!

Monday’s celebration of the King will begin at 11am and end at 7pm at the WorldBeat Center (2100 Park Blvd) in Balboa Park.  The event will take place both indoors and outdoors and feature bands like: Army from VI, Danny I, Shoreline Rootz (a local group from Encinitas), Levi Wize, Bredren, Piracy and Southbay Wailers!

Enjoy Gospel, Reggae and Jazz music on two stages, join in a African Dance and Drumming Workshop, see the Capoeira demonstrations and view a film depicting Dr. King’s life and struggle of the Civil Rights Movement per The San Diego Union Tribune.

For more information call (619) 230-1190. Vendors are welcome and the events are free and open to all ages!

Held on the third Monday of January, Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday that observes and honors Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader for his fight to end racial segregation on public transportation and bring equality in the United States.

WorldBeat Center’s mission as a non-profit multi-cultural arts organization is: “We are dedicated to promoting, presenting & preserving the African & Indigenous cultures of the world through Music, Art, Dance, Education & Technology. We are located in beautiful Balboa Park in the heart of San Diego, California. Through consciousness raising the WorldBeat Center promotes peace within our San Diego community by providing on going programs and services that nurture the spirit of children, the elderly, and everyone in between. Our main goal is then to create unity within diversity.”

Photo courtesy of Yoichi R. Okamoto, White House Press Office (WHPO), Public Domain.

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.

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