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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.

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

Affirmations

"Affirmations" features music videos from British producer Bonobo, Latinx artist Helado Negro, Irish singer Róisín Murphy, Costa Rican rapper Macha Kiddo, Iranian-British producer Ash Koosha, and Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara.

  • 2019-10-20T21:00:00-07:00
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Open Scope

Open Scope features music videos from Norwegian/Brazilian singer Charlotte Dos Santos, Australian outsider artist Kirin J Callinan, Peruvian pop singer ANIA, L.A.-based musician Ariel Pink, Russian artist Anton Kubikov, and Japanese producer Sugai Ken.

  • 2019-10-25T20:00:00-07:00
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Kaleidoscope

"Kaleidoscope" features music videos from Taiwanese singer 9m88, Israeli bands Balkan Beat Box featuring A-WA, American singer Bells Atlas, Mexican artist Caloncho, and British-Argentine producer El Buho, Japanese-American collaboration Tashi Wada with Yoshi Wada and Friends. 

  • 2019-10-26T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-27T21:00:00-07:00
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Reframing

Reframing features music videos from Australian group Liars, French band Aquaserge, New Zealand-by-way-of-Thailand artist Phum Viphurit, Tunisian group Ifriqiyya Electrique, L.A. musician Waju, English poet Kate Tempest, and Japanese polymath Cornelius.

  • 2019-11-01T20:00:00-07:00
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Parade

"Parade" features music videos from Togolese group Vaudou Game, Egyptian producer Rozzma, Argentinian singer Corina Lawrence, British-Tanzanian artist 3rdCultureKid, and Indonesian band Jirapah, U.S. artist Sudan Archives. 

  • 2019-11-02T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-11-03T20:00:00-08:00
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Intergalactic Visions

Intergalactic Visions features music videos from Icelandic treasure Bjork, Canadian singer-songwriter Lou Canon, French musician Colleen, UK producer Bullion, and German/Ghanaian group OY.

Playlist
Bjork - The Gate
Lou Canon - Fever
Colleen - Winter Dawn
Bullion - Blue Pedro
OY - Made of Love

  • 2019-11-08T19:00:00-08:00
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Misfits

"Misfits" features music videos from Indian indie rocker Alluri, Brazilian band Boogarins, Japanese group The fin, Canadian rock band Destroyer, Swedish singer Fatima, Tunisian producer Ammar 808, and Egyptian artist Nadah El- Shazly. 

  • 2019-11-09T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-10T20:00:00-08:00
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Tapestries

Tapestries features music videos from Texas band Khruangbin, South African producer Jumping Back Slash, Israeli group Tigris, Mexican artists Shiro Schwarz, Catalan veterans Hidrogenesse, and UK band The Comet is Coming.

  • 2019-11-15T19:00:00-08:00
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Catharsis

"Catharsis" features music videos from U.S. rapper of Nigerian heritage Tobe Nwigwe, French-Chilean singer Ana Tijoux, U.S. group Khruangbin, South African guitarist Sibusile Xaba, Icelandic singer Kristín Anna, Japanese duo Young Juvenile Youth, and Puerto Rican artist Bairoa.

  • 2019-11-16T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-17T20:00:00-08:00
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