San Diego World Beat Center Peace Pole 2012

Makeda Dread is the Executive Director and Founder of the WorldBeat Center. She is a Cultural Anthropology
teacher and ethno-musicologist who has traveled to Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Brazil and numerous other countries researching and experiencing ethnic music throughout the world. In addition to producing programs and artists from African, Latin Jazz, Cuban, Afrobeat, Reggae and Danceshe is currently working on the African in the Americas project linking the African People of the Americas.

World Beat Center Peace PoleMakeda is dedicated, committed and determined to raise world consciousness through music, dance, and arts. Promoting unity in diversity while teaching world peace.”One day, it is our intention for peace to prevail on Earth, she says. “We recently (May 20th 2012) planted a Peace Pole in our Children’s Garden reaffirming our commitment to World Peace. Over 200,000 Peace Poles that have been dedicated to every country in the world.. Planting a Peace Pole is a way to bring people together to inspire, awaken and uplift the Human Consciousness the World over. May Peace Prevail on Earth is an all inclusive message and prayer, it is a meeting place of the heart bringing together people of all faith, backgrounds and cultures to embrace the oneness of our Planetary family. This experience has been important to reaffirm our commitment to Peace, Education and Diversity.

We look forward to meeting you and your family and your children. It is the children who will change the world, and it is the children who will end the suffering and divisions between us.”