The Spacious Solidarity Open Mic: Volume 1


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


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


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)


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)


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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