Border Blaster

S6 E8 | FULL EPISODE

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.

AIRED: October 27, 2018 | 0:26:15
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TRANSCRIPT

[GULLS SQUAWKING]

[RADIO STATIC]

[MAN SPEAKING SPANISH]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[WOMAN SINGING, INDISTINCT]

ANNOUNCER: "BORDER BLASTER,"

SOULFUL MUSICAL AND VISUAL

TRAVELS ACROSS THE GLOBE.

IN THIS EPISODE,

SUDAN ARCHIVES AND FRIENDS

INVADE A LOS ANGELES STRIP MALL;

TOGOLESE GROUP VAUDOU GAME PLAY

AFRICAN FUNK OVER AN ECSTATIC

COLOR PALETTE;

EGYPTIAN PRODUCER ROZZMA TAKES

A SURREAL TRIP THROUGH

THE MODERN CITY;

ARGENTINIAN SINGER

CORINA LAWRENCE PRESENTS

A PARADE OF

SOUTH AMERICAN PARADES;

BRITISH-TANZANIAN ARTIST 3rd

CULTURE KID FINDS STAGGERING

DRAMA IN SIMPLICITY;

AND INDONESIAN OUTFIT JIRAPAH

FINDS INSPIRATION IN GRAINY

FOOTAGE OF A LONG-AGO WEDDING

ON "BORDER BLASTER."

[SUDAN ARCHIVES' "NONT FOR SALE"

BEGINS]

SUDAN ARCHIVES: ♪ YOU ONLY CALL

ME

WHEN YOU NEED SOMETHING

I NEED TO BE FREE

TIME TO SPREAD MY WINGS

I DON'T LIKE LEECHES

ALL THAT NONSENSE

GON' GET BACK WITH YA

DON'T GOT TIME FOR SNITCHES

YOU PULLING ME DOWN

THOUGHT YOU WAS MY SISTA

MY STRINGS PROPAGATE

THROUGH SPACE AND TIME

HERE AND THERE

AT THE SAME TIME

HAND DIMENSIONS AND BASIC RHYME

YOU AIN'T GOTTA BE MAD

LOOK DEEPER, GO HIGHER

WHEN YOU CLIMB

BUT STAY OUT OF MY PATH

BUT STAY OUT OF MY FLIGHT PATH

NEVER FEELIN' LONELY

ONLY GLIDIN', FLYIN'

ALWAYS BEING CONSTANTLY REMINDED

TIME IS RUNNING UP

DON'T WASTE YOUR LUCK

SUCKER

THIS IS MY LIFE

DON'T MIX THAT UP

THIS IS MY LIGHT

DON'T BLOCK THE SUN

THIS IS MY SEAT

CAN'T YOU TELL?

THIS IS MY TIME

DON'T WASTE IT UP

THIS IS MY LAND, NOT FOR SALE

[VOCAL SAMPLES]

DRY DESERT AIR

BLOWIN' THROUGH MY HAIR

AS WE BLOW THROUGH THE SQUARE

WE DON'T EVEN CARE

DIRT ROADS AND BARE FEET

TIED TO MEMORIES SO SWEET

MESMERIZED MEN AT MY FEET

LET'S GO TO THE TOP

JUST YOU AND ME

AS THE SUN HIDES

AND FOG TAKES OVER

I CALLED IT AFRICAN NOVEMBER

DON'T WAIT FOR ME, SUMMER

OH DON'T WAIT FOR ME

DON'T WAIT FOR ME, SUMMER

NO, DON'T WAIT FOR ME

MY STRINGS PROPAGATE

THROUGH SPACE AND TIME

HERE AND THERE AT THE SAME TIME

HAND DIMENSIONS AND BASIC RHYME

YOU AIN'T GOTTA BE MAD

LOOK DEEPER, GO HIGHER

WHEN YOU CLIMB

BUT STAY OUT OF MY PATH

BUT STAY OUT OF MY FLIGHT PATH

NEVER FEELIN' LONELY

ONLY GLIDIN', FLYIN'

ALWAYS BEING CONSTANTLY REMINDED

TIME IS RUNNING UP

DON'T WASTE YOUR LUCK, SUCKER

THIS IS MY LIFE

DON'T MIX THAT UP

THIS IS MY LIGHT

DON'T BLOCK THE SUN

THIS IS MY SEAT

CAN'T YOU TELL?

THIS IS MY TIME

DON'T WASTE IT UP

THIS IS MY LAND,

NOT FOR SALE, NOT FOR SALE ♪

[OVERLAPPING VOCAL SAMPLES]

["CHERIE NYE" BY VAUDOU GAME

BEGINS]

[LYRICS HAVE BEEN

FROM AN AFRICAN

LANGUAGE INTO ENGLISH]

VAUDOU GAME: ♪ MY LOVE

BE PATIENT

>> I'M GOING TO BUY BREAD

THIS MORNING

DON'T WORRY

I'M ON MY WAY

>> MY LOVE

BE PATIENT

>> I'M GOING TO BUY BREAD

THIS MORNING

>> UH!

>> DON'T WORRY

I'M ON MY WAY

MY LOVE, PATIENCE

AND YOU'LL SEE

MY LOVE, YOU'RE MY UNIQUE LOVE

MY DEAR, YOU'RE AN ETERNAL LOVE

MY LOVE, WHERE ARE YOU?

YOU'RE MY HAPPINESS

YOU'RE THE KEY OF A PERFECT HOME

YOU'RE THE GUARANTEE OF

A PERFECT FAMILY

MY LOVE, BE PATIENT

MY LOVE

BE PATIENT

>> I'M GOING TO BUY BREAD

THIS MORNING

>> UH!

>> DON'T WORRY

I'M ON MY WAY

>> OH!

[SHOUTS IN NATIVE LANGUAGE]

[INDISTINCT VOCALS]

REASSURE YOU

I NEED YOUR TRUST

REASSURE ME

I NEED YOUR SWEET WINGS

STAY THE GUARANTEES OF LOVE

AND FAMILY

YOU'RE THE KEY OF OUR FAMILY

MY LOVE

BE PATIENT

>> I'M GOING TO BUY BREAD

THIS MORNING

>> UH!

>> DON'T WORRY

I'M ON MY WAY

>> [SHOUTS IN NATIVE LANGUAGE]

UH!

[SHOUTING IN NATIVE LANGUAGE]

MY LOVE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE

PATIENCE, AND YOU'LL SEE

BE SURE, I PROMISE

YOU'LL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED ♪

[SHOUTS IN NATIVE LANGUAGE]

["SHEYAKA" BY ROZZMA BEGINS]

[LYRICS SUNG IN ARABIC

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH]

ROZZMA: ♪ A LITTLE BIT OF THIS

ON THAT

WILL DEFROST A FRIDGE

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS

ON THAT WILL DISASSEMBLE

A TANK

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS ON THAT

CALL IT THE REAL THING

THE RULES OF SHEYAKA

BETTER THAN THIS ON THAT

AND SHE'S FINER THAN A TANK

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS ON THAT

WILL DISASSEMBLE A TANK

[VOCAL SAMPLES]

[VOCAL SAMPLES]

[LYRICS SUNG IN ARABIC

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH]

DO IT

DO IT...

DO IT...

[VOCAL SAMPLES]

[LYRICS SUNG IN ARABIC

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH]

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS ON THAT

WILL DEFROST A FRIDGE

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS ON THAT

WILL DISASSEMBLE A TANK

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS ON THAT

CALL IT THE REAL THING

THE RULES OF SHEYAKA

BETTER THAN THIS ON THAT

AND SHE'S FINER THAN A TANK...

[VOCAL SAMPLES]

[LYRICS SUNG IN ARABIC

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH]

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS ON THAT

WILL DISASSEMBLE A TANK

[VOCAL SAMPLES REPEATING]

[VOCAL SAMPLES]

[SHOUTS]

["LA DESCARRIAÁ" BY

CORINA LAWRENCE BEGINS]

[LYRICS SUNG IN SPANISH,

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH]

CORINA LAWRENCE: ♪ THEY CALL ME

THEY CALL ME, THEY CALL ME

THEY CALL ME, THEY CALL ME

THEY CALL ME

THEY CALL ME, THEY CALL ME

THE STRAY ONE

[LYRICS SUNG IN SPANISH,

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH]

TO ME

THEY CALL ME, THEY CALL ME

THEY CALL ME, THEY CALL ME

THEY CALL ME

THEY CALL ME, THEY CALL ME

THEY CALL ME THE STRAY ONE

BECAUSE I COME AND GO

AT THE MERCY OF THE WIND

BECAUSE I FEEL AND AM

NEVER LOOKING BACK

[LYRICS SUNG IN SPANISH,

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH]

MM MM OOH, TO ME

THEY CALL ME, THEY CALL ME

THEY CALL ME, THEY CALL ME

THEY CALL ME

THEY CALL ME, THEY CALL ME

THEY CALL ME STRAY ONE

BECAUSE I KNOW I AM

DAUGHTER OF THE MOMENT

BECAUSE I KNOW I AM

FROM NOWHERE

[VOCAL SAMPLES IN SPANISH]

[LYRICS SUNG IN SPANISH,

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH]

MISS BOLIVIA: THEY TELL ME

EVERYTHING FOR LIVING MY WAY

I DIRTY MYSELF IN THIS LIFE

LIKE IT WAS MUD

I TASTE IT, I TRY IT

AND IF I FAIL, SCREW IT

I'M ALWAYS FAITHFUL TO MY

DESIRES

SIDE BY SIDE

THE NORTH TAKES ME

THE NORTH IS MINE

I WRITE IT EVERY MORNING

IT'S MY DEFIANCE

I BREATHE, OBSERVE, AND TRUST

AND WHEN THE NIGHT COMES

I LOOK AT THE MOON AND SMILE

NOMADIC LIFE, LIFE ANYWHERE

A LIGHTER LIFE

LIVE IT YOUR WAY

LIVE CALMER

LIVE LIKE YOU WANT

LET NO ONE MARK YOUR HORIZON

NOR THE BORDER

LIFE WITHOUT A BOSS

LIVE WITHOUT PATTERN

MY PULSE MARKS, MY HEART

I RIDE THE WIND

AND IN THIS SONG

THEY CALL ME ASTRAY

I SAY REVOLUTION

[VOCAL SAMPLES]

>> MY HOMEGIRL

UH!

UH! ♪

["MTO" BY 3rd CULTURE KID

BEGINS]

[MOST LYRICS ORIGINALLY SUNG IN

SWAHILI HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED

INTO ENGLISH]

3rd CULTURE KID: ♪ TO RUN AWAY

TO RUN AWAY

MTO WA MBU EH

EVERY DAY IN THE RIVER, WE PLAY

TO RUN AWAY

TO RUN AWAY

MTO WA MBU EH

EVERY DAY IN THE RIVER, WE PLAY

MANY PEOPLE

ARE SELLING ALMOST ANYTHING

AHA

BY THE RIVER AS WE PLAY

IT'S THE KIND OF PLACE

EVERYBODY

LOOK LIKE

AHA

BY THE RIVER AS WE PLAY

TO RUN AWAY

TO RUN AWAY

MTO WA MBU EH

EVERY DAY IN THE RIVER, WE PLAY

TO RUN AWAY

TO RUN AWAY

MTO WA MBU EH

EVERY DAY IN THE RIVER, WE PLAY

WE JUMP ON TUK TUKS

BICYCLES AND MOTORBIKES

AHA, BY THE RIVER AS WE PLAY

TO RUN AWAY

TO RUN AWAY

MTO WA MBU EH

EVERY DAY IN THE RIVER, WE PLAY

TO RUN AWAY

TO RUN AWAY

MTO WA MBU EH

EVERY DAY IN THE RIVER, WE PLAY

TO RUN AWAY

TO RUN AWAY

MTO WA MBU EH

EVERY DAY IN THE RIVER, WE PLAY

MTO WA MBU EH

MTO WA MBU EH

AHA

EVERY DAY IN THE RIVER

WE PLAY ♪

["CROWNS" BY JIRAPAH BEGINS]

JIRAPAH: ♪ ALL YOUR DREAMS

WASHED AWAY IN A WAVE

THEY'RE

SWALLOWED BY

WHATEVER'S BELOW

YOUR REACH

CANNOT GRASP

THE FACT

THEY'RE DROWNING

IN A TIDE OF WOES

SO YOUR LOVE'S LIKE THE CHIMES

AN ARRANGEMENT

GUARDED BY

A GARDEN OF PROSE

YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN

ONE TO BE WAILING

HIDING BEHIND

THE CONFINES OF SONGS

SETTLE DOWN

RIGHT NOW

SETTLE DOWN

RIGHT NOW

NOW YOU'RE OLD

TUCKED AWAY

IN THE ENDING

CLOUDED

BY THE CHARM

OF YOUR AGING

YOUR WISHES

HAVE ALL DISAPPEARED

THEY'RE

ROTTING

IN A PILE OF POEMS

HOURS KEEP PASSING

YOUR FINGERS

SLIPPING LIKE RAIN

THROUGH YOUR HANDS

SUMMERS ARE ENDLESS

YOU WAKE UP

DRENCHED IN THE SWEAT

THAT YOU WASTED

RIGHT

RIGHT NOW

CLOUDED BY

THE CHARM OF YOUR AGING ♪

[WOMEN SPEAKING IN NATIVE

LANGUAGE]

[CONVERSATIONS OVERLAPPING]

[GULLS SQUAWKING]

[RADIO STATIC]

[MAN SPEAKING SPANISH]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[WOMAN SINGING, INDISTINCT]

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