Cross-Cultural Coalition logoThe Cross-Cultural Coalition (CCC) is a non-profit organization that provides donors, advocates and volunteers the organization they require to create diverse educational and cultural events and opportunities for South Side Tallahassee residents.

CCC offers free: 1) public programs moderated by academic scholars on history, dance, art, music and film of cultures across the globe, including Africa and the Diaspora; 2) performances by local and visiting artists; 3) art exhibitions and sales; 4) international opportunities for children and adults; and 5) scholars to liaison with South Side public schools to help enhance students’ experiences, desires, and chances to successfully attend college.

Dr. Jan DeCosmo is CEO and Ms. Lili Forbes is Director. CCC is located at 645 McDonnell D Tallahassee FL 32310.

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The Cross-Cultural Coalition’s mission is to provide free educational and cultural activities for the communities in the underserved areas of South Side Tallahassee.

We are a 501 c(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

CCC Events

Jan DeCosmo Gallery

Monthly events at Jan’s Gallery at 6:45 pm (645 McDonnell Dr.) include:

  • First Friday at Railroad Square Art Park
  • Second Saturday Jazz
  • Second Sunday Songwriters
  • Third Thursday Literary Night

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Jazz with Jianni

Jazz with Jianni

Oct 26, 8:00pm - Oct 26, 10:00pm

Cross-Cultural Coalition of South Side Tallahassee, Inc.645 McDonnell Dr.Tallahassee, FL32310 Map

Come hear a mix of standard and original jazz numbers by Jianni Lazaga on trumpet, Chris Minami on guitar, Dakhari Brantley on drums and Jack Straub on bass. These FSU music majors are gonna wow your socks off! $5 admission at door. Drinks served for contributions.

37 interested  ·  4 going
Caribbean Candy

Caribbean Candy

Nov 2, 11:00am - Nov 2, 12:30pm

Jan's Gallery645 McDonnell Dr.Tallahassee, FL32310 Map

This session includes simplified ways to make two types of Caribbean Candies: T & T Tamarind Balls & St. Lucian Tablet!

We handcraft Caribbean faves that can be made in a few ways; yet, our methods will simplify your meal plans. Our class format includes learning by doing; you will get your hands messy! All are welcome to lunch and learn how to createsome of our fave comfort foods! We will conclude by munching together... Reserve your Apron today!
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Jazz with Jianni!

Jazz with Jianni!

Nov 2, 8:00pm - Nov 2, 11:00pm

Cross-Cultural Coalition of South Side Tallahassee, 645 McDonnell Drive, RR Square Art Park Map

Come hear a mix of standard and original jazz numbers by Jianni Lazaga on trumpet, Chris Minami on guitar, Dakhari Brantley on drums and Jack Straub on bass. These FSU music majors are gonna wow your socks off! $5 admission at door. Drinks served for contributions.

1 interested
Junkanoo Parade at Caribé 2019

Junkanoo Parade at Caribé 2019

Nov 9, 4:00pm - Nov 9, 5:00pm

Cross-Cultural Coalition of South Side Tallahassee, Inc.645 McDonnell Dr.Tallahassee, FL32310 Map

Caribé 2019's parade, led by "Junkanoo Near You" from Orlando, is OPEN TO ALL--COME BE IN IT! It's at 4-5 pm on Sat. Nov. 9th at the FAMU Way Market Area by Railroad Square Art Park. FREE, but get a ticket to make sure you can be IN IT (in costume)!

871 interested  ·  96 going
The Gospel of Jazz and Soul benefit concert

The Gospel of Jazz and Soul benefit concert

Nov 16, 7:30pm - Nov 16, 9:30pm

Rickards High School Auditorium, 3013 Jim Lee Rd. Map

Rickards High School Choral Department presents "The Gospel of Jazz and Soul" benefit concert featuring Rickards High School Concert Choir, The Soul Collective with Lili Forbes, Alexander Williams (performing next week in "Celebration of Music: Live in Los Angeles") and many more. Tickets available for $10 at the door ($8 for students) and $12 online on Eventbrite ($10 for students).... See MoreSee Less

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The Gospel of Jazz and Soul Benefit Concert

The Gospel of Jazz and Soul Benefit Concert

Nov 16, 7:30pm - Nov 16, 9:30pm

James S. Rickards High School3013 Jim Lee RdTallahassee, FL32301 Map

Members of the Rickards High School Concert Choir, Soul Collective, and the cast of Akil DuPont's "Underground" present an evening of inspirational music. This benefit concert for Rickards High School features an amazing array of local talent, including the school's own concert choir and outside, local talent such as Alexander Williams, Lililita Forbes, and more. Songs from the musical by Akil DuPont, "Underground," will be featured. Get ready for an inspirational evening of gospel, soul, jazz, and spirituals.... See MoreSee Less

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Trip to Havana in January

Trip to Havana in January

Jan 14, 7:30am - Jan 21, 7:30am

Cross-Cultural Coalition of South Side Tallahassee, Inc.

Purchase your own airline ticket and meet us in Havana on January 14th (airline tickets will INCLUDE Cuban health insurance and you can get a visa at the airport before departure under the “Support for the Cuban People” travel affidavit category). If you arrive separately from us, we will get you at the airport. Or, purchase this ticket out of Orlando (MCO) on Southwest (www.southwest.com) and ride with us on Monday afternoon (Jan. 12) in a van from Tallahassee to Orlando and spend one night in a hotel (and return with us to Tallahassee in the van the next Tuesday—van cost and hotel room in Orlando are NOT INCLUDED in package).

Depart: Southwest Flight 1323 on Tues. Jan. 14, MCO-HAV. Check-In 7:35 am; Departure 10:35 am; Arrival 4:35 pm
Return: Southwest Flight 3921 Tues. Jan. 21, HAV-MCO. Check-In 6:30 am; Departure 9:30 am; Arrival 3:25 pm

Cost is $300 to $610 for airport transfers in country, a guided city tour, guidance each morning and evening, and accommodations (we will get for you) depending on how many roommates you have and whether you stay with a family (own bedroom & bath) or in a family's private apartment. Email jans-trips@comcast.net for the sign-up/info. form.
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Trip to Salvador, Bahia, for Carnival 2020

Trip to Salvador, Bahia, for Carnival 2020

Feb 20, 11:00am - Feb 27, 2:00pm

Cross-Cultural Coalition of South Side Tallahassee, Inc.645 McDonnell Dr.Tallahassee, FL32310 Map

We will drive to Orlando to take an evening flight on GOL Airlines to Salvador, Bahia (SSA) and arrive the next day. We will stay in the heart of the historic district, known as the Pelourinho, where Brazil's most African-influenced carnival takes place. It is NOTHING like Rio's. The art, food, dance, drums, music and people are amazing and rootsy. Join us.

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