"Border Blaster" is a new original world music video series. The 30-minute episodes are comprised solely of music videos from groundbreaking musicians from around the world. From Malian roots music to Norwegian electronica, from Mongolian hip-hop to Filipino indie rock, Border Blaster traces the transnational flows of music culture across every continent. The show is made possible by collaboration with over 200 independent record labels and musicians worldwide. The videos will be available online, which will also allow users to curate and share their own original playlists of their favorite videos.

 

Vote for your favorite music videos, and each month an episode will be dedicated to user-generated selections based on the popular vote.

Latest Videos

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People's Choice #1

This episode features the most popular music videos aired on Border Blaster, as voted by you: Korean rock band Thornapple complements their alternative musical sounds with the heavy, emotional visuals of a lost contemporary dancer. Ólafur Arnald's dreamy video for "Hægt, kemur ljósið" takes you into an animated storybook fantasy with his whimsical sounds. Check out William Onyeabors's funky "Fantastic Man," which features the energetic and passionate roller dancers of the Central Park Dance Skate Association.

  • 2016-07-26T17:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-07-29T20:00:00-07:00
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Copper Moon

This episode features music videos from Brazilian-Dutch group Zuco 103, South Korean rockers The Koxx, French-Sudanese combo Debruit and Alsarah, Brazilian indie artist Juana Molina, and Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan.

  • 2016-08-02T17:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-05T17:30:00-07:00
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Trainspotting

Japanese jazz band Yoshida Yohei Group, Chilean dance musician Alex Anwandter, Mexican electro outfit Dapuntobeat, South Korean pop group No Reply, Brazilian musician Cibelle, and UK electronic producer Rival Consoles.

  • 2016-08-09T17:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-09T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-12T20:00:00-07:00
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Interlace

This episode of Border Blaster features Congolese group Kasai Allstars, Chilean hip hop artist Ana Tijoux, Chinese punk rockers Hedgehog, Colombian indie artist Andrea Echeverri, Finnish-French duo The Dø, and Swedish indie artist Mariam The Believer.

  • 2016-08-16T17:30:00-07:00
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People's Choice #2

South Korean indie rockers Thornapple, South Korean rockers The Koxx, French-Sudanese duo Debruit and Alsarah, Chilean pop singer Alex Anwandter, Japanese pop band Yoshida Yohei Group, and Russian instrumental rock band Mooncake.

  • 2016-08-23T17:30:00-07:00
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