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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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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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Inner Anthems

"Inner Anthems" features music videos from U.S. indie rock group Hurray for the Riff Raff, Brazilian singer Dona Onete, French artist Tshegue, Bosnian indie artist Hector Gachan, UK rap trio Young Fathers, and Japanese rapper Kid Fresino.

 

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.

Spectacles

"Spectacles" features music video Congolese band Jupiter & Okwess, Ghanaian visionary Jojo Abot, U.S. artist Cola Boyy, Brazilian cantora Tulipa Ruiz, Japanese hip hop artist Evisbeats, Sundanese singer Hiba Elgizouli, Norwegian singer-songwriter Hanne Hukkelberg and French artist Christine and the Queens.

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.