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UPDATES:

We have expanded to multiple venues throughout the week, which leaves it difficult to constantly be updating on our website. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to be kept up to date on the freshest BWOMS events! '

 

There is still a lot of catching up to do in uploading podcast episodes. Until then, catch us by searching The BWOMS Podcast on apple podcasts, Spotify, Google, stitcher, or wherever you prefer listening to your favorite podcasts.

 

Thank you for your interest in The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series (A BorderSenses Event)!

 

Sincerely,

Richie D. Marrufo

Projecect Director

 

 


 


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The Spacious Solidarity Open Mic: Volume 1

03/24/2020

Creating isn't cancelled! Check out this curated playlist of eclectic performers.

Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series.

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Episode 48: Jose Montoya

11/24/2019

On this episode, we welcome artist Jose Montoya and guest host, Valentin Sandoval. We discuss Jose's recent show at Power at the Pass, "Chicano Existentialisms: This River is of Love," plus his art, photography, education, activism, and answer some fan questions.

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Episode 47: Skye Jackson and Ben Aleshire

07/10/2019

On this episode, we welcome New Orleans poets, Skye Jackson and Ben Aleshire. It was great having the chance to discuss each of their publications, Aleshire’s “Currency” (Honeybee Press, 2nd Ed, 2018), and Jackson’s “A Faster Grave” (Antenna Press, 2019), Winner of the 2018/2019 Paper Machine Chapbook Open Call. We also discuss traveling, reading tips, busking, “poet voice,” and get to hear them read a poem each.

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Episode 46: Ali Dipp (El Paso Youth Collaboration of the Arts)

06/28/2019

On this episode, we welcome Ali Dipp, co-founder of the El Paso Youth Collaboration of the Arts. We discuss her play “Texas Triptytch” which was part of the Community Foundation's Jewel Box Series at The Philanthropy Theatre. Learn more about the production and the EP YCA.

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Episode 45: El Paso International Music Foundation (Grisel Rodriguez & Eric Boseman)

06/26/2019

On this episode, we invite two wonderful souls - Grisel Rodriguez and Eric Boseman - to discuss the El Paso International Music Foundation (EPIMF). The EPIMF is an organization established to empower musicians from El Paso and neighboring cities, Juarez and Las Cruces. Through education and advocacy, their goal is to promote the local music scene, assist artists to achieve their career goals, and facilitate attainment of affordable health care services. Learn more about the journey and how to help on this episode of the BWOMS Podcast!

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Episode 44: James Arrabito (Centennial Films)

06/24/2019

Welcome! On this episode, we invite James Arrabito, writer, director, producer, and founder of the production company Centennial Films, into the studio. Arrabito shares his experiences of returning home from NY and working on his featured film, "I See A Darkness" and upcoming "The Virtuous." Throughout we touch on topics of filmmaking in the region, being selected as the winner of the Global Script Challenge for the Oaxaca FIlm Festival, funding from the city and from the people, stages of development, featuring Jim Ward on the soundtrack, and much much more!

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Episode 43: Gabrielle Lubliner

02/15/2019

On this episode, we welcome photographer-writer-traveler Gabrielle Lubliner from France. Gabrielle shares her experiences of traveling (especially to El Paso) for the first time, documenting through photography and poetry, the hospitality she has received, and even reads a few of her poems.

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Episode 42: Juliette Guerrero

02/15/2019

On this episode, we welcome singer-songwriter Juliette Guerrero from Hobbs, NM. With a ukelele in hand, Juliette shares a few of her songs we discuss her music career, motivations, favorite holiday, and more! We did have some technical difficulties at various points with the audio. Hopefully it doesn't take away from your enjoyment of the show.

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Episode 41: Samantha Pichardo

02/10/2019

On this episode, we welcome poet and writer Samantha Pichardo. She shares three of her poems: "Mis Mejores Deseos," "Home," and "Sin Inspiracion." Keep an eye out for her debut book, The Mess You Made (2019)

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Episode 40: Mountain Vibes

02/05/2019

On this episode we welcome Mountain Vibes, an alternative folk rock and electric blues band from El Paso, TX. We share a lot of laughs, discuss the comic book origins of the band, favorite shows, collaborations, and answer questions from fans.

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The Spacious Solidarity Open Mic: Volume 1

03/24/2020

Creating isn't cancelled! Check out this curated playlist of eclectic performers.

Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series.

read more


Previous Events

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