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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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.

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.

 

Teenage Angst

This episode highlights Little Jesus, 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.

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.

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.

Parties and Parables

"Parties and Parables" features music videos from French disco group L'Impératrice L'Impératrice, New York based ensemble Okonkolo, Dutch-Iranian artist Sevdaliza,  U.S. rapper/indie treasure Cuco, British R&B artist Tirzah and Spanish singer Rosalía.

Mountain of Light

"Mountain of Light" features music videos from Israeli singer Liraz, Argentinian artists Chancha via Circuito, U.S. artist Kohinoorgasm, Australian singer Ry X, Norway born South African singer Nosizwe, and Spanish pop duo Desert, Brazilian Rock band O Terno.

Emergence

“Emergence” features music videos from Bahraini/UK psychedelic band Flamingods, Italian electronic producer Clap! Clap!, Los Angeles R&B songstress Jimetta Rose, British DJ Mark Barrott, Japanese musician Shintaro Sakamoto, and Spanish rapero El Guincho.