Border Blaster

S6 E12 | FULL EPISODE

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.

AIRED: November 24, 2018 | 0:26:24
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[GULLS SQUAWKING]

[RADIO STATIC]

[MAN SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

ANNOUNCER: "BORDER BLASTER,"

SOULFUL MUSICAL AND VISUAL

TRAVELS ACROSS THE GLOBE.

IN THIS EPISODE,

CONGOLESE BAND JUPITER AND

OKWESS DANCE TO THE EDGE OF

DELIRIUM;

GHANIAN VISIONARY JOJO ABOT

BATHES IN BRILLIANT FUTURISM;

BRAZILIAN CANTORA TULIPA RUIZ

PRESENTS A SLOWLY UNFOLDING

WONDER;

COLA BOYY HOSTS A DISCO-TINGED

TOUR OF HIS HOMETOWN OF OXNARD,

CALIFORNIA;

JAPANESE HIP-HOP ARTIST

EVISBEATS PRESIDES OVER A

ZILLION THINGS AT ONCE;

SUNDANESE SINGER HIBA ELGIZOULI

SHARES THE LANDSCAPE OF HER

HOME COUNTRY;

NORWEGIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER

HANNE HUKKELBERG PLAYS WITH

PERSPECTIVE;

AND FRENCH ARTIST CHRISTINE AND

THE QUEENS CREATE A DANCE

SPECTACLE ON "BORDER BLASTER."

["EKOMBE" PLAYING]

BOKONDJI: SINCE THE DAWN

OF TIME, GUYS...

HEY!

WE ONLY DANCE.

IT'S ALL ABOUT DANCING.

IN THE MOURNING, DANCE.

AT THE WEDDINGS, DANCE.

EVEN BEFORE GOING TO WAR...

OKWESS: ♪ DANCE, MAN

DANCE, MAN, DANCE

IT'S ALL ABOUT DANCING ♪

BOKONDJI: AY AY AY!

♪ EKOMBE, HUH!

EKOMBE

EKOMBE, WE DANCE

WITHOUT EVER GETTING BORED ♪

OKWESS: ♪ EKOMBE, EKOMBE

EKOMBE, WE DANCE

WITHOUT EVER GETTING BORED ♪

BOKONDJI: ♪ EKOMBE

YEAH, YEAH, EKOMBE

EKOMBE, WE DANCE

WITHOUT EVER GETTING BORED ♪

OKWESS: ♪ EKOMBE, EKOMBE

EKOMBE, WE DANCE

WITHOUT EVER GETTING BORED ♪

BOKONDJI: ♪ KINOIS PEOPLE

COME TO DANCE

WITH US THE TSHATSHA

WE ALSO KNOW HOW

TO DANCE THE TSHATSHA ♪

OKEWSS: ♪ EKOMBE, EKOMBE

EKOMBE, WE DANCE

WITHOUT EVER GETTING BORED ♪

BOKONDJI: SINCE THE DAWN

OF TIME, GUYS,

WE ONLY DANCE.

IN THE MOURNING, DANCE.

IN WEDDINGS, DANCE.

EVEN BEFORE GOING TO WAR,

WE DANCED.

MONTANA, FIRE!

♪ DANCE, DANCE, MAN

OKWESS: ♪ DANCE, MAN

DANCE, MAN, DANCE ♪

BOKONDJI: ♪ AH, KINOIS, KINOIS ♪

OKWESS: ♪ KINOIS

KINOIS, DANCE ♪

BOKONDJI: ♪ OH, GABONESE

I SAY, DANCE ♪

OKWESS: ♪ DANCE, MAN

DANCE, MAN, DANCE ♪

BOKONDJI: ♪ I SAY, DANCE

OKWESS: ♪ KINOIS

KINOIS, DANCE ♪

BOKONDJI: ♪ I SAY, DANCE

OKWESS: ♪ DANCE, MAN

DANCE, MAN, DANCE ♪

BOKONDJI: ♪ DANCE, DANCE, MAN

OKWESS: ♪ KINOIS

KINOIS, DANCE ♪

BOKONDJI: HEY!

DANCE, DANCE

DANCE, DANCE

DANCE, DANCE

DANCE, DANCE

DANCE, DANCE FAST

DANCE, DANCE

DANCE, DANCE

DANCE, DANCE... ♪

DANCE!

OKWESS: ♪ YES, YES, YES

YES, YES, YES

YES, YES, YES

YES, YES, YES ♪

[JUPITER SHOUTING]

ALL: HEY!

["TO LI" PLAYING]

ABOT: [RAPPING

IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

[SINGING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

♪ TO LI

YOU WANT TO TAKE MY GIRL

YOU WANT TO PLUCK EYE

ABANDON SHIP

ONE EYE IS DEAD BLIND

YOU WANT TO BLIND ME TOTALLY

YOU WANT TO TAKE MY PRIDE

YOU WANT TO MAKE ME

A MARRIED WIFE

WICKED MEN LIKE YOURSELF

DON'T SLEEP

UNTIL THEY'RE DEAD, MAN ♪

[SINGING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

♪ UNTIL THEY'RE DEAD, MAN

♪ UNTIL THEY'RE DEAD, MAN

HEY, OH

HEY, OH ♪

♪ HAVE YOU SEEN THAT DAY

WHEN YOU TELL ME

YOU NEVER COULD TOUCH HER?

BUT I SEE YOU TOUCH HER

HEY

HAVE YOU SEEN THAT DAY

WHEN YOU TELL ME

YOU NEVER COULD TOUCH HER?

BUT I SEE YOU TOUCH HER ♪

[RAPPING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

["TU" PLAYING]

RUIZ: ♪ YOU

IT'S ALL JUST A POINT OF VIEW

EVERY PERSON WHO SPEAKS

AND WHO BLINKS

OOH, OOH

WHEN THE GUY IS THERE

EVEN IN THE OTHER

YOU ARE ABLE TO FEEL

YOU

WHEN WE'RE IN THE DIFFERENCE

AND THE DIFFERENCE

MAKES NO DIFFERENCE

WHEN IT IS POSSIBLE TO

YOU ARE A TOTAL ATTEMPT

TO COEXIST

YOU

WHENEVER YOU PAINT IN THE STORY

AND SO IS ALL YOU SEE

WE CAN ASSUME

YOU ARE THE ONE FROM THE OTHER

WHO IS YET TO COME

YOU

TANIA TAIS TOURMALINE ARMOR

TATI TET TEREZINHA TABU

DOROTHY AMORA DERCY

YOU'RE AN IMPORTANT WORD

FOR US TO APPLAUD

YOU'RE AN IMPORTANT WORD

FOR US TO APPLAUD

EVEN IN THE OTHER

YOU ARE ABLE TO FEEL

YOU ARE A TOTAL ATTEMPT

TO COEXIST

YOU ARE THE ONE FROM

THE OTHER WHO IS YET TO COME ♪

["PENNY GIRL" PLAYING]

COLA BOYY: ♪ OOH, OOH

♪ OOH, OOH

PENNY, I LOVE YOU

YOU'RE SO SWEET AND WARM INSIDE

PENNY, I NEED YOU

YOUR BEAUTY SHOULD BE

TELEVISED

AND LITTLE DO THEY KNOW

I THINK YOU'RE THE ONE

I'M THINKING ABOUT

WHO MIGHT KNOW

OF A GUN, OH, NO

I'VE GOTTA RUN, OH, NO

HE'S NOT THE ONE, I KNOW

THAT'S WHY I MADE IT KNOWN

YES, I MADE IT KNOWN

THAT, PENNY, I LOVE YOU

THIS CELL IT'S SO COLD INSIDE

PENNY, I NEED YOU

YOUR FACE IS STARTING

TO FADE FROM MY MIND

AND LITTLE DO THEY KNOW

I THINK YOU'RE THE ONE

I'M THINKING ABOUT

HOW I'M SUPPOSE

TO BREAK FREE, OH, NO

TO GET BACK TO YOU, OH, NO

YOU WON'T ANSWER MY LETTERS

I KNOW

BUT I CAN PROVE TO YOU

THAT I'M THE ONLY ONE

AND IF I CAN'T CONVEY MY LOVE

MAYBE THE STARS

WILL TAKE THEIR COURSE

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

IF THE ZODIAC WASTES MY LOVE

I KNOW I'LL DIE THE LONELIEST

I KNOW I'LL DIE THE LONELIEST ♪

>> THAT'S MY BUD FOR LIFE,

DUDE, COLA BOYY, DUDE.

CHECK THAT ... OUT, BOY.

IT'S GONNA BE POPPING, THE NEXT

..., DUDE, THE NEXT BIG--

THE NEXT BIG HIT ...

GOING DOWN IN HERE, DUDE.

COLA BOYY: ♪ OH, NO

I GOTTA RUN

OH, NO, HE'S NOT THE ONE

I KNOW

THAT'S WHY I MADE IT KNOWN

YES, I MADE IT KNOWN ♪

["NEW YOKU" PLAYING]

>> ♪ AH

OOH

MM

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

AND RELAX

LOOSEN UP

IT'S SO WARM

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

SWEAT IT OUT

CLEAN OUT YOUR MIND, TOO

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

AND RELAX

LOOSEN UP

IT'S SO WARM

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

SWEAT IT OUT

CLEAN OUT YOUR MIND, TOO ♪

>> ♪ OPEN THE DOORS

AND THE STEAM RUSHES OUT

MY HEART DANCES

SOAK YOUR WHOLE BODY

IN THE TUB

LET'S GET NAKED

AND WARM UP OUR BODIES, YEAH

YOUR SIGH OF RELIEF

REVERBERATES IN THE ROOM

"QUE SERA SERA"

A FAMOUS SAMURAI ONCE SAID

I'M SATISFIED

OUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT

THE SURFACE OF THE WATER

SPARKLES

WASH AWAY YOUR ANXIETIES

FRUSTRATIONS, AND WORRIES

RESET YOUR MIND

TOTALLY ZENNED OUT

IN MEDITATION

MY METABOLISM IS GOING UP

WASH AWAY THAT FATIGUE

AND LET YOURSELF GO

IN THE WARM WATER ♪

>> ♪ TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

AND RELAX

LOOSEN UP

IT'S SO WARM

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

SWEAT IT OUT

CLEAN OUT YOUR MIND, TOO

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

AND RELAX

LOOSEN UP

IT'S SO WARM

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

SWEAT IT OUT

CLEAN OUT YOUR MIND, TOO ♪

>> ♪ LET OUT A DEEP SIGH

AHH

INHALE AND EXHALE

AND REVIVE, YES

THE WATER IS NOT TOO HOT

AND JUST RIGHT, YEAH

THE TREES SWAY IN THE WIND

LOOK UP AT THE SKY

CLOSE YOUR EYES

AND IMAGINE YOU'RE IN

KUSATSU

YUFUIN, ATAMI, BEPPU, HAKONE

NOBORIBETSU, KUROKAWA

DOUGO, IBUSUKI

ARIMA, KAGA, GERO

OKUHIDA, KINOSAKI

LET YOUR AILMENTS DISAPPEAR

YOUR SKIN IS SMOOTH AND SILKY

WHETHER YOU'RE OLD OR YOUNG

A MAN OR A WOMAN

WE ALL HAVE FUN TOGETHER

ONCE YOU TAKE A BATH

YOU'RE IN HEAVEN

I FEEL LIKE I MIGHT

BE GETTING DIZZY

YOUR BODY IS GLOWING

SEE YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR

WASH AWAY EVERYTHING

INCLUDING THE SWEAT AND TEARS ♪

>> ♪ TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

AND RELAX

LOOSEN UP

IT'S SO WARM

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

SWEAT IT OUT

CLEAN OUT YOUR MIND, TOO

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

AND RELAX

LOOSEN UP

IT'S SO WARM

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

SWEAT IT OUT

CLEAN OUT YOUR MIND, TOO

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

AHH

AH AH AH AH

OOH

AH AH AH AH AH

AH AH AH AH AH

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH

TAKE A BATH, TAKE A BATH... ♪

["RIVAL" PLAYING]

EGLIZOULI: ♪ MM...

YOU NEVER WERE MY RIVAL

YOU NEVER WERE ENTITLED

BUT YOU BECAME MY IDOL

AND I WON'T LEAVE YOU ALONE ♪

>> ♪ LEAVE YOU ALONE

EGLIZOULI: ♪ DON'T SAY

YOU'RE MINE ♪

>> ♪ WHEN YOU'RE NOT

WHEN YOU'RE NOT

WHEN YOU'RE NOT ♪

EGLIZOULI: ♪ DON'T SAY

YOU'RE MINE ♪

>> ♪ WHEN YOU'RE NOT

WHEN YOU'RE NOT

WHEN YOU'RE NOT ♪

EGLIZOULI: ♪ I KNOW

THAT YOU'RE HUMAN

AND I'M A GROWN WOMAN

SO LET ME DREAM OF MY DREAMS

AND

YOU SHOULD LEAVE ME ALONE ♪

>> ♪ LEAVE ME ALONE

EGLIZOULI: ♪ DON'T SAY

YOU'RE MINE ♪

>> ♪ WHEN YOU'RE NOT

WHEN YOU'RE NOT

WHEN YOU'RE NOT ♪

EGLIZOULI: ♪ DON'T SAY

YOU'RE MINE ♪

>> ♪ WHEN YOU'RE NOT

WHEN YOU'RE NOT

WHEN YOU'RE NOT ♪

EGLIZOULI: ♪ DON'T SAY

YOU'RE MINE

YOU NEVER WERE MY RIVAL

YOU NEVER WERE ENTITLED

YOU NEVER WERE ENTITLED

BUT YOU BECAME MY IDOL ♪

["EMBROIDERY" PLAYING]

HUKKELBERG: ♪ ONE STITCH

TWO STITCHES

RANDOMLY PUT DOWN

ALL AROUND

AH

IN THE HOOP, HOOP

DOWN IN THE LOOP

ALL KINDS OF COLORS FLOW

AS A PATTERN SHOWS

STITCHIN' MY FINGER

WIPE MY INJURY ♪

♪ I KNOW I'LL KEEP ON

THE WAY I DO

DO, DO

THE WAY I DESIRE

THE WAY I SEE IT

IT, IT, IT, IT

GOT, GOT, GOT, GOT TO ♪

♪ THE EMBROIDERY

HOLES AND GAPS

A FINE LINE OVERLAPS

LIKE A CITY MAP

ZOOMIN' OUT

ON ARM'S LENGTH

IT MAKES SENSE

IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS ♪

♪ I CAN FEEL THE STRENGTH

THE BEAUTY OF PATIENCE

IT PORTRAYS

I KNOW I'LL KEEP ON

THE WAY I DO

DO, DO

THE WAY I DESIRE

THE WAY I SEE IT

I KNOW I'LL KEEP ON

THE WAY I DO

DO, DO

THE WAY I DESIRE

THE WAY I SEE IT

IT, IT, IT, IT, IT

GOT, GOT, GOT, GOT TO

MM

HMM ♪

>> CHRIS.

["GIRLFRIEND" PLAYING]

CHRIS: ♪ I'M GONE IN A FLICK

BUT BACK IN A SECOND

WITH SALTED SKIN

RASH FOR NO REASON

BOYS ARE LOADING THEIR ARMS

GIRLS GASP WITH ENVY

F-F-FOR WHOM ARE THEY MIMICKING

ENDLESSLY?

SAME OLD SADNESS

IN SMALL LUMPS ON MY JAW

FOR LUSTING AFTER

IS THE USUAL FREAK SHOW

MAY YOUR GIRL COME

BIRDIE DIE UNDER THIS SPUR

F-F-F-FINGERS ANGRILY SUNK

ON THE JUGULAR

THEN GIRLFRIEND

DON'T FEEL LIKE A GIRLFRIEND

BUT LOVER

DAMN, I'D BE YOUR LOVER

GIRLFRIEND

DON'T FEEL LIKE A GIRLFRIEND

BUT LOVER

DAMN, I'D BE YOUR LOVER

TOUCHE, TOUCHE, YEAH

YES, SIR, I AM WET

FOR I ABANDONED MY FAME

IN THE LAKE

LET'S SEE NOW HOW FAST

YOU'RE BREATHING

AND HOW LONG THIS

WILL ALL TAKE

THOSE WHO USED TO PASS BY ME

THINK THEY ARE BAFFLING A LIAR

... IS YOU?

YOU DON'T EVEN

TASTE MUCH BETTER

CAME BACK STEAMING

IN SWEATS IN THE MORNING

I MUSCLED IN

FOR I WANTED TO HOLD HIM

THEN SHRIVELED TO LET

THOSE BIRD-DOGS RAGE THROUGH

... IS ME?

!... IS YOU

... IS YOU NOW

GIRLFRIEND

DON'T FEEL LIKE A GIRLFRIEND

BUT LOVER

DAMN, I'D BE YOUR LOVER

GIRLFRIEND

DON'T FEEL LIKE A GIRLFRIEND

BUT LOVER

DAMN, I'D BE YOUR LOVER ♪

>> CHRIS, I DON'T KNOW

WHY YOU TRIPPIN'.

CHRIS: TOUCHE, TOUCHE

TOUCHE, TOUCHE

TOUCHE, TOUCHE, TOUCHE, TOUCHE

TOUCHE, TOUCHE, TOUCHE, TOUCHE

>> YOU GOT TO KEEP ON ROLLIN'

GIRL.

KEEP ROLLIN', ROLLIN', ROLLIN'.

CHRIS: ♪ BABY

TOUCHE, TOUCHE

TOUCHE, TOUCHE

TOUCHE, TOUCHE

TOUCHE, TOUCHE

TOUCHE, TOUCHE, TOUCHE, TOUCHE

TOUCHE, TOUCHE

TOUCHE, TOUCHE ♪

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