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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.

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Refraction

Refraction features music videos from South African producer Nozinja, New York City musician Ziemba, Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist Dexter Story, U.S. band Bitchin' Bajas & Bonnie Prince Billy, Belgian producer debruit, Los Angeles musician Def Sound, and German/Japanese duo Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek.

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.

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Resolution

Resolution features music videos from Sudanese-American songstress Alsarah and the Nubatones, Swedish "antinational cabaret" group Europa Europa and the Knife, Los Angeles producer The Gaslamp Killer, U.K. beatmaker Commodo, Nigerian band Tal National, and Polish chamber musical duo Sza/Za.

  • 2020-04-03T20:00:00-07:00
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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.

Multiplicity

Multiplicity features music videos from Ghanian/Swiss group OY, Spanish indie pop duo Single, Japanese artist Oorutaichi, New York avant-gardist Oneohtrix Point Never, German psychedelic pop group Fenster, and Los Angeles musician Entrance.

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.

Balance

Balance features music videos from Brooklyn musician Helado Negro, Belgian duo Véronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul, L.A. artist Vex Ruffin and hip hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, Dutch/Ukrainian producer Antenna, UK musician Never, and Japanese group Networks.

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.

Macroscopic

Macroscopic features music videos from British-Mauritian musician Mo Kolours, Cincinnati violinist Sudan Archives, U.S.-based The Nels Cline Singers, Japanese producer Seiho, Brooklyn duo Javelin, Portland-based musician Schaus, Danish band Lust for Youth and German group Kreidler.

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.