Park in 1996. The Center is dedicated to promoting and preserving African, African-American, and other indigenous cultures of the world through art, music, dance, education, and technology. Classes in international dance and drumming are offered year round, along with concerts and lectures.
WorldBeat Center Gift Store proudly carries fair trade items from indigenous cultures around the world. The international selection includes drums, small musical instruments, textiles, accessories, home décor, and many seasonal gifts such as Kwanzaa kits. Purchases at WorldBeat Center Gift Store help give artisans all over world, who may otherwise be unemployed, the dignity, respect, and joy that can only come from earning a living wage.