Still from NV's "Kata": A woman with short hair, a white T-shirt and overalls sings in front of a train car.

"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.

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

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.

Playlist

Bombino - Deran Deran Alkheir

El Haru Kuroi - Dia De Los Muertos

DJ Katapila - Monkey

DJ Raff - Impala ft. Andrés Nusser from Astro

Cornelius - The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness

Kate NV - Kata

Ibon Errazkin - Foto Aérea

  • 2018-09-21T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-09-22T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-09-23T21:00:00-07:00
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Teenage Angst

This episode highlights 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.

  • 2018-09-25T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-09-28T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-09-29T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-09-30T21:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2018-10-02T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-05T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-06T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-07T21:00:00-07:00
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Mountain of Light

This episode of Border Blaster includes Chilean artist Alex Anwandter, South African and Norwegian artist Nosizwe, and Chancha Via Circuito from Argentina.

  • 2018-10-09T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-12T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-13T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-14T21:00:00-07:00
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Border Blaster

  • 2018-10-16T17:00:00-07:00
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