WorldBeat Center Benefit Event – EMPIRE

WorldBeat Center Benefit Event – EMPIRE


Benefit for the WorldBeat Center.
Saturday, November 2, 2013 7:00PM – Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3:00AM
Silent Auction 7PM-10PM
Two Full Bars 21 & Up with ID

Located at the WorldBeat Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 9101
Pre-Sale Tickets Available Online at


Please join us Saturday , November 2nd for EMPIRE – a benefit for the WorldBeat Center. Through generous donations, a silent auction & raffle, plus proceeds from tickets and sales we hope to raise enough money to replace the dance floor that was ruined by water damage…

Music – Art – Silent Auction – Raffle – Food Trucks – Mature Beverages

Art by Buy Art, bettinatime and Paul Chien.

San Diego Food Trucks, Green-Go Gastro and Chop Soo-ey, will be on site from 7:00PM to 10:00PM.

Bar Hosted by For Real Bartenders (thank you Pete DePalmo)

Sound provided by ProSystems Event Solutions (thank you Brad Donaldson)

Featuring DJs:
Izik and DJ Danny Dread
Joey Jimenez
Gil (damf)
Why-T (Siesta)
El Puma (Siesta)
Mark E Quark (Moonshake)
Funk Rizo (Family Affair)
Omar Paraiso (Family Affair and Souleil)

FeeLit’s Silent Auction Donation Package Value – $167

Reloop RHP-5 Ceramic Mint Headphones: $60

– The RHP-5 series DJ headphones with integrated iPhone control.
Compact and lightweight.
Rotating ear cups and a collapsible design for easy storage and maximum portability.
High quality drivers that deliver a full, rich sound with crisp highs and deep bass.
Sleek aesthetic design features include a smooth rubber finish, and aluminum inlays.
One-sided cord routing with integrated remote control.
Also includes a phone control incl. smart phone answer, mic and track control.

Uni-Sex Necklace – Silver DJ Plug on Chain: $35

NAS & Damian Marley – “DISTANT RELATIVES” 2LP: $23

Distant Relatives is a collaborative album by American rapper NAS and Jamaican Reggae artist Damian Marley. Fusing musical elements of hip hop and reggae, Distant Relatives features lyrical themes concerning ancestry, poverty, and the plight of Africa.

Bathroom Graffiti Paperback Book by Mark Ferem: $15

Audio Illusions Vol.1 2CD: $14
Groove Armada (M3 & Bachelors Of Science Remix of History), Wagon Cookin (Music Is Not Far), and Shiny Objects (Set It Off Marcus Mescaline Mix). Along with other choice cuts & remixes by Hot Toddy, Mike Monday, Fred Everything, Lance De Sardi, Ron BaseJam and Shiny Objects.Plus 55+ minute continuous mix by Al Velilla.

In Motion Collective 45rpm 7”: $8
In Motion Collective delivers a powerful and eclectic blend of instrumental funk and soul. Formed as a trio in 2009, the group has morphed into a 10-piece, horn-heavy powerhouse that is guaranteed to excite the dancefloor. With attention to authenticity, In Motion draws from a myriad of influence ranging from West African afrobeat and highlife to Ethiopian jazz and funk, as well as the cinematic soul stylings of Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield. IMC has supported acclaimed national and international acts such as the Budos Band, Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars and Toubab Krewe. In 2011 the group was awarded ‘Best Jazz Artist’ at the San Diego Music Awards. The group continues to gain momentum and sharpen their highly praised live show.

Reggae Greats – Gregory Isaacs Live – Cassette Tape: $8

Nag Champa & Super Hit Incense – $4

SESSIONS PRESENTS is a collaboration of Francesca Gonzalez from the famed House of Souls and Gilbert Fernandez from DAMF. In July of 2013 they joined together to create events and installations to not only inspire but to celebrate our musical histories, connect to our musical past, and open our future to the wonderful possibilities laid out before us from all of those people that influenced and continue to inspire us.

Markalan - Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Markalan moved to Pacific Beach in 1994. During his first four years in San Diego, he worked as a photographer for the United States Navy. Over the past decade, he's been behind the bar or turntables in many of San Diego's nightclubs, and venues. He's shared his musical selections with Southern & Baja California, and the Mayan Riviera. During these years, he could be found exchanging his time for vinyl at Groove Records and Siesta Records. 

He often worked for trade, to support his vinyl addiction. He currently owns over 8,000 records. "Listening to my father's albums is when it all began. Flipping through the stacks, cleaning off the LP, placing the needle on the record, reading the lyrics, studying the artwork, and enjoying the rich analog sound. Sure, there are occasional pops & you might have to clean the record. You actually have to flip the record at the end of the side. It's not a play list or program on shuffle. You are present, involved, and engaged in the listening process. 
Please Keep Vinyl Alive & Support Local Artists!" 

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