1st Hour: George Brooks
2nd Hour: Katherine Aelias Trio live from the studio
George Brooks: Barnes Hall concert from April 3
Crossing Borders LIVE 9th Annual Youth Series
Live from the Carriage House Hayloft
What they say...
It was such a pleasure to play at Crossing Borders. Everything about my experience was positive. The crew, the venue and Greg were all a treat. Thanks so much for making it happen. I really do look forward to working with you all again in this and other capacities.
Crossing Borders is a gem for the Ithaca community. Its a totally unique program that shares incredibly fascinating and intense music to an audience that might not otherwise have opportunity to hear such different stuff. Whether driving around on a weekend night out, or relaxing at home, or being right there in the live audience, the music Crossing Borders provides is always captivating.
Dear Denice,I had such a great time performing in Ithaca and presenting the workshop 'just do it'. Crossing Borders provided a very nurturing ground for my music. Great sound combined with a beautiful ambience gave us a save space to go into deep musical realms. Thanks for broadcasting this intimate experience and making it available to a broader audience.
More people need to know of your huge contribution to the cultural and musical life of this community. There are performers from every part of the musical spectrum coming to our little town because of you and your show. And the show is free on the radio--what an incredible thing! Your commitment to bringing music that is off the beaten track and artists who defy category really broadens and enriches us all. I am honored to have been a performer on Crossing Borders and I look forward to another opportunity in the future. Thanks for the great music and engaging interviews, Denice, week after week--you really are one of the folks who walks the talk! Very best to you.
We found the experience of playing on Crossing Borders to be fun, the staff was supportive and professional, the audience was appreciative and attentive and the host..of course..is awesome! We have also enjoyed both attending and listening to many excellent, high quality shows by other wonderful artists and feel very strongly that the show is in fact an asset to the community and it's support of the arts (and simply for excellent quality entertainment)
Crossing Borders is a unique entity in a culturally progressive region well known for it's musical richness. Denice does an amazing job of featuring musicians from around the world (literally!) and around the corner, frequently collaborating with each other and making history in the process. My experiences as a guest host have been some of the most satisfying gigs ever!
-Nate Silas Richardson
Crossing Borders is a real community treasure. I can think of no other local radio offering that has the capacity to forge common ground, understanding and just plain good vibes. Producer Denice Karamardian has done a stellar job bringing our local, national and international communities together; something sorely needed in this day and age of rabid politics, endless war and fractured human relationships.
-Tish Pearlman, Host/Producer "Out of Bounds" radio show
Crossing Borders is an amazing series with such a groovy eclectic mix of music (and musicians). I applaud you and the rest of the crew for bringing these musicians into our homes. Having said that, it probably is an incredible amount of work holding it together and I really admire you for all that you have done with it.
Thank-you as always so much for bringing some of the most inspiring music I've ever heard to town!
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All listeners PLEASE take note:
Effective immediately, Crossing Borders LIVE will no longer broadcast on wrfi Ithaca, due to new station policy that is inconsistent with our mission. We WILL continue to meet our mission, providing live, multicultural music and outreach to the greater community. Save the date for our next event on March 30th - Rockwood Ferry meets Souk - a cultural collision of musical style! Carriage House Hayloft at 5pm. New broadcast information to follow. Please check back.