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"Border Blaster" is an original world music video series curated by renowned internet radio station dublab. The 30-minute episodes are comprised of music videos from groundbreaking musicians from around the world. Exploring a variety of genres ranging from experimental electronica, Afrobeat, cosmic jazz and funk to indie, ambient hip-hop and more, "Border Blaster" traces the transnational flows of music culture across every continent. Hosted by dublab DJ Liz Warner, "Border Blaster" promises to expose viewers to the cross-fertilization of musical styles and genres defining contemporary music.

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Co-produced by KCETLink Media Group and dublab, a non-profit, online radio station dedicated to the growth of music, arts and culture. Broadcasting from Los Angeles since 1999, dublab's mission is to share freeform radio transmissions with an international audience.

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Sounds of Earth

Sounds of Earth features music videos Kinshasa’s KOKOKO, Colombian-Canadian artist Lido Pimiento, L.A. band La Chamba, Portuguese producer Populous, Australian musician A.r.t. Wilson, and New Zealand singer Julien Dyne.

  • 2020-02-22T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-02-23T20:00:00-08:00
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Spectacles

"Spectacles" features music video Congolese band Jupiter & Okwess, Ghanaian visionary Jojo Abot, U.S. artist Cola Boyy, Brazilian cantora Tulipa Ruiz, Japanese hip hop artist Evisbeats, Sundanese singer Hiba Elgizouli, Norwegian singer-songwriter Hanne Hukkelberg and French artist Christine and the Queens.

  • 2020-02-28T19:00:00-08:00
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Reverence and Decadence

Reverence and Decadence features music videos from Dutch producer Bokoesam, US band Almas Fronterizas, Swiss group Vendredi sur Mer, Brazilian group francisco, el hombre, Japanese rocker Gotch, and NY musician Frankie Rose.

  • 2020-02-29T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-03-01T20:00:00-08:00
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Parties and Parables

"Parties and Parables" features music videos from French disco group L'Impératrice L'Impératrice, New York based ensemble Okonkolo, Dutch-Iranian artist Sevdaliza,  U.S. rapper/indie treasure Cuco, British R&B artist Tirzah and Spanish singer Rosalía.

  • 2020-03-06T19:00:00-08:00
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City Streets

City Streets features music videos from French producer/director duo The Blaze, NY singer Yaeji, South African artist Petite Noir, Japanese polymath Cornelius, US musician Frank Maston, and Spanish singer Rosalía.

  • 2020-03-07T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-03-08T21:00:00-07:00
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Emergence

“Emergence” features music videos from Bahraini/UK psychedelic band Flamingods, Italian electronic producer Clap! Clap!, Los Angeles R&B songstress Jimetta Rose, British DJ Mark Barrott, Japanese musician Shintaro Sakamoto, and Spanish rapero El Guincho.

  • 2020-03-13T20:00:00-07:00
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Tableau

"Tableau" features music videos from Japanese-born duo Cibo Matto, Mexico City punks Los Blenders, New Zealand artist MADEIRA, Italian producer Clap! Clap!, Brazilian psych band Tagore, Sierra Leonian band Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang, and American guitarist Dustin Wong and Japanese musician Takako Minekawa.

  • 2020-03-14T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-03-15T21:00:00-07:00
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Elevation

Elevation features music videos from UK pop band Landshapes, Spanish duo Storms, French composer Chassol, French-Canadian producer Tiga, Austrailian “heat beat” band NO ZU, Nigerien keyboardist and electronic music composer Hama, and Los Angeles-based musician Thundercat.

  • 2020-03-20T20:00:00-07:00
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Something's Up

"Something's Up" features music videos from Berlin-based artist Perera Elsewhere, Chilean singer Alex Anwandter, Jamaican project Inna de Yard, Tijuana-born singer-songwriter Ceci Bastida, Israeli trio A-WA, Ugandan group Ennanga Vision, and South African artist Umoja.

  • 2020-03-21T14:00:00-07:00
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