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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Upcoming Airdates

Illuminate

Illuminate features music videos from British-Sudanese artist Sinkane, Japanese artist Shugo Tokumaru, Brazilian psychedelic rock band Boogarins, U.S. latin band Buyepongo, Noregian singer Farao, Seattle hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces and Dutch band Shaking Godspeed.

  • 2020-06-05T20:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2020-06-06T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-07T21:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2020-06-12T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-13T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-14T21:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2020-06-19T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-20T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-21T21:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2020-06-26T20:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-27T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-28T21:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2020-07-03T20:00:00-07:00
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