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Ep. 30: C'bs Alife Allah

5/7/2018
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On this episode, we welcome C’bs Alife Allah into the studio, co-author of the Hood Health Handbook Vol. 1 & 2, Knowledge of Self, and Science of Self. He was in El Paso as part of his D.O.P.E. (Decolonization of People Everywhere) conference tour as well as a featured speaker spot in EPCC’s Spring Arts Festival where he discussed radical self care. On this episode we dive into the Hood Health network, looking at health through the lens of hip hop, living a plant-based diet, the importance...

Duration:01:23:16

TheBWOMSPodcast - Ep29 - RebelAgnostic

4/7/2018
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On this episode, we welcome lyricist and spoken word performer, Jesus Gomez Jr. a.k.a. Rebel Agnostic. We talk about his early days performing, Ribo Flavin', collaborations, upcoming projects, martial arts, listen to some a capella , and his upcoming EP. Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Follow Rebel Agnostic online: https://www.facebook.com/rebelagnostic https://soundcloud.com/rebel-agnostic Opening track: "Children of the Sun" by Ribo...

Duration:01:04:42

Ep. 28: Sleepwalker's Station

3/25/2018
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On this episode we welcome Daniel zur Nieden(Sleepwalker’s Station) on his tour all the way from Berlin Germany. He was the BWOMS featured artist on Tuesday, March 20th at The Black Orchid Lounge and performed all week in the EP/LC area as part of the Sonnenaufgang Tour. With a live studio audience in attendance, we discuss Daniel's upcoming album, "Lorca" and inquire on many aspects of life as a traveling musician. At the end of the episode, we share a BWOMS exclusive sneak peak at a...

Duration:01:01:10

Ep. 27: Tafari Nugent

3/17/2018
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Episode 27 of The BWOMS Podcast presented by Power at the Pass Hosted by Richie David Marrufo and Roberto Santos, we welcome our good friend, Tafari Nugent, UTEP Creative Writing MFA and Professor. We dive deep into a variety of subjects including chess, kung-fu films, hip-hop, Brooklyn, New York stories, moving to El Paso after 9/11, creative writing, photography, and much more. Tune in! Follow Tafari online: IG: @taemn7 Twitter: @NugentTafari Opening Track: “Baby” by Gambol Music Closing...

Duration:00:59:16

Ep. 26: Phobia The Prophet

3/9/2018
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On this episode, we welcome El Paso rapper and lyricist, Phobia The Prophet. We discuss his early forays into music and eventual emergence into the local hip hop scene, collaborating with other artists, developing his writing craft, and projects on the horizon. He also spits a new piece acapella and give plenty of shoutouts throughout the interview. Give it a listen! Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director for The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Find more of Phobia online: Facebook -...

Duration:01:01:17

Ep. 25: Christopher J Serrano

2/27/2018
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On this episode, we welcome good friend to the show, El Paso's drummer, Christopher Serrano. We discuss his philosophy on rhythm/percussion, Monk drums, performing and recording, practicing, and plans for the future. Lots of shoutouts in this one. We also jam a little bit. Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director for The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Contact Chris for Bookings/Lessons: 915-346-9738 christopherjdrums@gmail.com Find more of Chris Online: IG/FB/Soundcloud: @...

Duration:01:00:51

Ep. 24: Damian Gray

2/23/2018
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On this episode, we welcome El Paso singer-songwriter, Damian Gray. We discuss playing Bass for Foxy Mojo, his songwriting, busking, open mics, and the music scene. We also talk about The Gray Area Blog and his Quixotic Sunrise Series. Lots of shoutouts in this episode, so listen up! Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director for The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Find more of Damian Online: The Gray Area (FB/IG) grayareablog.weebly.com Opening Track: “One Million Roads” by Damian Gray...

Duration:00:48:51

Ep. 23: Roberto Santos a.k.a. RAS

1/23/2018
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On this episode, we welcome lover of life, people, and music, BWOMS legend, Roberto Santos. We talk a little about the history of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series including the significance of the name, his experiences in running the open mics, hosting shows, supporting the community, the art of freestyling, running the Universoul Cypher, Hip-Hop club, and so much more! Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, the “great expander” of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series Opening Track: "Baby" by Gambol...

Duration:01:06:46

Ep. 22: Las Peregrinas

1/19/2018
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On this episode, we welcome Las Peregrinas, California poets on tour of the Southwest: Marisol Baca, Yaccaira Salvatierra, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. We discuss the creation of the tour, traveling and reading along border communities, each of their recent publications, and we turn the set into an open mic and each reads a selection of their work. Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, in studio at Power at the Pass...

Duration:00:35:11

Ep. 21: Frank Luna and Gabe Fernandez (thChrch)

1/4/2018
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On this episode, we welcome Frank Luna and Gabe Fernandez into the studio. We discuss a variety of topics including their work with thChrch, entrepreneurship, and creating systems of support for success through collaboration. Check it out! Find them online: http://www.thchrch.com/ https://www.youtube.com/thChrch Intro/Outro: "Bits & Pieces" by blackstacie Presented by Power at the Pass El Paso, TX 2018

Duration:01:10:14

Ep. 18: Pancho Villa's Skull

11/10/2017
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On this episode, we welcome Tino and Rolando Ybarra, who make up the Mariachi punk band, Pancho Villa's Skull. We were lucky to run into them one night on their tour through El Paso. We invited them into the studio for an impromptu interview where we dive into their music, touring, and their EP "The Mariachi Punk EP." Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Today's guest host: Valentin Sandoval Find Pancho Villa's Skull online: Facebook -...

Duration:00:41:48

Ep. 17 - Steve The Love Beat

11/10/2017
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On this episode, we welcome beatboxer extraordinaire Esteban Avila a.k.a. Steve The Love Beat. We discuss a variety of topics including: his venture into the world of beatboxing (vocal percussion / orchestration), the importance of listening to as many things as possible, his synesthesia, performing with the EPCC Hip Hop Club and at the Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, hip hop culture, and many live demonstrations. Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic...

Duration:00:40:35

Ep. 16: Calista

11/3/2017
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On this episode, we happily welcome the soul/blues/indie/pop singer/songwriter Calista(Livingston, MT)into the studio to discuss a variety of topics including: pursuing a life of music, the writing process, traveling, finding her voice, finding inspiration (and letting it find you), and much more. We also listen to a live track of her song "Tuesday" recorded in the studio and close out with her song, "Windowless Mind." Hosted by Richie David Marrufo and special guest, Diana Ramos. Find...

Duration:00:36:50

Ep. 15: Def-i, J-Scribe, and Watzreal

9/10/2017
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On this episode, we welcome Def-I, J Scribe, and Watzreal into the studio – right on the El Paso leg of their "Third Eye Wide" Tour. Def-I is a an emcee, producer, and hip-hop practitioner out of Albuquerque, NM. He talks about growing up Diné and the relevancy of the cultural base number of 4 within indigenous culture and in hip hop. J-Scribe out of Oakland, CA shares his love for language, getting into the culture, and aspirations for finding resources for entrepreneurs. Watzreal out of...

Duration:00:43:59

Ep. 14: A Billi Free

8/28/2017
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On this episode, we welcome A Billi Free into the studio! We discuss cultures, communities, and scenery of the Southwest (and how they inspire her), what she listens to on the road, her evolving sound, stage presence, performing at the Barbed Wire Open Mic, "putting it together for yourself," love for El Paso and more. We also listen to her songs "Refresh" (beat by Dario X) and "Chains/Change"with Def-i and DJ Beeso. Follow her online: www.abillifree.com Presented by Power at the Pass,...

Duration:00:46:47

Ep. 13: The Deep Shadows

8/2/2017
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On this episode of the BWOMS Podcast we welcome The Deep Shadows, a cosmic soul band from El Paso, TX. Mike, Marcos, Joaquin, and Eric discuss their upcoming EP release, recording, touring, the music scene, ideal venues, and their definitions of success. We also get to preview their track "A Deceptive Calm" Follow them online and on fb/ig @ The Deep Shadows Presented by Power at the Pass, 2017 Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of the Barbed Wire Open Mic Series (BWOMS)...

Duration:00:52:09

Ep. 12: Sara Rebecca

7/19/2017
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On this episode of the BWOMS Podcast we welcome singer-songwriter Sara Rebecca into the studio. We discuss the open mics at the Black Orchid Lounge, being featured with her sister Anna(as Kaleidoscope Souls), starting on guitar, her musical influences, linking up with Rosie Varela to record, the music scene, and so much more! We also share her track, "Time and Space" recorded at Power that Pass. Follow her on soundcloud: @sararebecca Presented by Power at the Pass, 2017 Hosted by Richie...

Duration:00:35:43

Episode 10: Lux Mermista

6/15/2017
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On this episode of The BWOMS Podcast we welcome Lux Mermista, a progressive pop band from El Paso, TX. Cera Bee joined us in the studio while we had Luis Camberos call in from South Korea. We discuss their debut EP, "The Actress," the beginnings of the band, livejournal, open mics, DIY style recording and producing, expanding the band, finishing the EP from two different continents, musical influences and the way we listen to music. We also sample "Forbidden Planet" and "Tripping Stars"...

Duration:00:48:58

Episode 9: Zyme One

6/1/2017
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On this episode of The BWOMS Podcast we welcome the homie, Zyme One, a rapper from El Paso, TX. We discuss Zyme's media appearances, first performances, the evolution of the music scene, collaborations, fixing up guitars, the cholo monkey, new work, and debut his brand new track, "Selena Gomez." Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of the Barbed Wire Open Mic Series (BWOMS) Presented by Power at the Pass, 2017 Opening track: "Metaphorical Muze(sic)" by Endangered Language...

Duration:00:43:40

Episode 8: Dr. Lydia French

5/28/2017
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On this episode of The BWOMS Podcast we welcome Dr. Lydia French into the studio. Dr. French is Director for Catch The Next (CTN) Peer Mentoring Program: Teaching and Learning for Student Success, Manager/Editor for CTN's Journal of Ideas and Pedagogy, and Professor of English and Mexican American Latino Studies at Houston Community College. We discuss her work with Catch the Next, educational podcasting, Sound and Listening, teaching stories, and more! Find out more about Catch The Next @...

Duration:00:30:57

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