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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


 

Episode 50: Metafisix

08/08/2020

On this episode, we're happy to sit down and have a chat with rapper, Metafisix. We cover quite a few topics including his decision to step away from rapping, fulfilling life goals, past music projects and collaborations, the role emotion plays in the process of creation, finding one's style, mental health, and his decision to come out of retirement with a teaser of upcoming projects.

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Episode 49: Deana Lee Ortega

07/24/2020

Welcome back! On this episode, we welcome Deana Lee Ortega. wearer of many crowns. We dive into the world of Roller Derby and its significance within her life as written in her newest book, "My Derby Romance."

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Stay at Home Open Mic, 5/11

05/10/2020

El Paso's Premiere Open Mic Series goes online!

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Watch: Sleepwalker's Station at BWOMS

05/08/2020

Internationally touring band performs as a feature at our open mic.

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Stay at Home Open Mic, 5/4

04/30/2020

El Paso's Premiere Open Mic Series goes online!

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Stay at Home Open Mic, 4/27

04/21/2020

El Paso's Premiere Open Mic Series goes online!

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Stay at Home Open Mic 4/20

04/08/2020

Our award-winning open mic series returns online! Sign-up now.

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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 50: Metafisix

08/08/2020

On this episode, we're happy to sit down and have a chat with rapper, Metafisix. We cover quite a few topics including his decision to step away from rapping, fulfilling life goals, past music projects and collaborations, the role emotion plays in the process of creation, finding one's style, mental health, and his decision to come out of retirement with a teaser of upcoming projects.

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Previous Events

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