Still from Pongo's "Tamulya": A woman with a beret, leather jacket, sunglasses and a PA microphone, with men in suits on either side and others in the background

"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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No Regreso

Music includes NYC's Combo Chimbita, Portugal's PONGO, Guatemala's Rebeca Lane, OKZharp & Manthe Ribane from South Africa, British producer Leon Vynehall and Lebanon's Yasmine Hamdan.

  • 2019-12-13T19:00:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2019-12-14T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-12-15T20:00:00-08:00
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Wild Communion

Music in this episode includes El Haru Kuroi, Spanish artist Ibon Errazkin, Japanese musician Cornelius, DJ Raff from Chile, Niger’s Bombino and Kata from Russia.

  • 2019-12-20T19:00:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2019-12-21T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-12-22T20:00:00-08:00
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Teenage Angst

This episode highlights Little Jesus, Norwegian artist Sassy 009, French-Israeli group Acid Arab, Los Punsetes from Spain, New Zealand's Lord Echo, Kemialliset Ystävät from Finland and Tune-Yards.

  • 2019-12-27T19:00:00-08:00
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Visions

"Visions" features music videos from Spanish garage rockers The Parrots, Cuban jazz singer Daymé Arocena, L.A. singer Nite Jewel, New Zealand-based rapper Raiza Biza, Chilean techno artist Sanfuentes, and Japanese artist Chihei Hatakeyama.

  • 2019-12-28T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-12-29T20:00:00-08:00
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Liberation

Music includes Turbotito, Italian artist Cesare Basile, Prophet from the U.S., Sidi Touré from Mali, as well as Emmanuel Jal and Nyaruach from South Sudan, Argentina's Juana Molina and British artist Max Cooper.

  • 2020-01-03T19:00:00-08:00
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Synesthetics

"Synesthetics" features music videos from Japanese indie band Mitsume, German group Lali Puna, French artist Magic Island, Cuban rapper el tipo este, Congolese group Konono No. 1, Argentine singer Juana Molina, and US artist Visible Cloaks.

  • 2020-01-04T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-01-05T20:00:00-08:00
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