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El Paso's Award Winning Open Mic Series - Est. 2007 After giving a stage to all sorts of talented and passionate performers over the last 10 years, we're ready to take a "bigger" stage and start showcasing the tristate region's premiere cultural, technological, and creative innovators. Produced in studio, Power at the Pass Presenting: "The BWOMS Podcast" Hosted by Richie D. Marrufo and Guest Hosts If you're interested in being a guest, email: bwoms915@gmail.com

El Paso's Award Winning Open Mic Series - Est. 2007 After giving a stage to all sorts of talented and passionate performers over the last 10 years, we're ready to take a "bigger" stage and start showcasing the tristate region's premiere cultural, technological, and creative innovators. Produced in studio, Power at the Pass Presenting: "The BWOMS Podcast" Hosted by Richie D. Marrufo and Guest Hosts If you're interested in being a guest, email: bwoms915@gmail.com

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El Paso's Award Winning Open Mic Series - Est. 2007 After giving a stage to all sorts of talented and passionate performers over the last 10 years, we're ready to take a "bigger" stage and start showcasing the tristate region's premiere cultural, technological, and creative innovators. Produced in studio, Power at the Pass Presenting: "The BWOMS Podcast" Hosted by Richie D. Marrufo and Guest Hosts If you're interested in being a guest, email: bwoms915@gmail.com

Twitter:

@elpasobwoms

Language:

English

Contact:

915-996-2141


Episodes

Ep. 52: Richie Castro

5/3/2021
On this episode we welcome Richie Castro who is a performing creative, traveling the world with music and storytelling. We were able to catch up, talk about some of his travels, and listen in to his songs "Tucson Coyote" and "The Train of Lola." You can support and connect with Richie online: https://richcastro.net/​ https://m.facebook.com/richie.castro​ You can also send a donation to Richie through Venmo, @Richie-Castro-5 The BWOMS Podcast is hosted and produced by Richie D. Marrufo,...

Duration:00:57:33

Ep. 51: El Paso Creatives (Isaac Hernandez)

12/21/2020
On this episode we get to chat with Isaac Hernandez, Founder and CEO of El Paso Creatives. This group has had quite the year of growth with the mission of supporting artists in the El Paso region. From the early days of meetups to the inception of new shows, Isaac and his team have been working hard to create a movement. Check it out! Follow El Paso Creatives online: https://elpcreatives.com/ https://www.instagram.com/elpaso_creatives/ https://anchor.fm/elpasocreatives The BWOMS Podcast is...

Duration:00:28:59

Ep. 50: Metafisix

8/10/2020
Welcome back! 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. Check it all out! Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic...

Duration:00:54:51

Ep. 49: Deana Lee Ortega

7/27/2020
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." Through the lens of her two books, roller derby life, entering triathlons, and creating art, Ortega is able to espouse her life philosophy regarding her "desire to inspire." Check it. Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Intro: Deana Lee...

Duration:00:33:13

Spacious Solidarity Open Mic Edition #1

3/22/2020
The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series: Spacious Solidarity, Edition # 1 Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Performers on this episode: 1 - Celia Aguilar - "Better Days"(poetry) 2 - Calista - "Tuesday"(music) 3 - Melissa B Austin - "Love Buzz" (poetry) 4 - Rebel Agnostic - "Acapella"(poetry) 5 - Valentin Sandoval - "Shrub" (poetry) 6 - Sara Yinling "Little Sparrow / Clandestino"(music) 7 - Nicko Kim - "To Be A Writer"(poetry) 8 - Boosty -...

Duration:00:51:08

Ep. 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. Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series Follow Jose Montoya online: https://artedemontoya.blog/ Ig - el_hedonista fb - Jose Montoya Art Opening / Closing Track: "Cascade" by Christopher J....

Duration:01:08:51

Ep. 47: Skye Jackson and Ben Aleshire

7/10/2019
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. Follow Sky Jackson: IG (https://instagram.com/skyeinthecity) /...

Duration:00:27:07

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

6/27/2019
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. Follow the El Paso Youth Collaboration of the Arts: http://elpasoyca.org/ Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series Presented by Power at the Pass El Paso, TX 2019

Duration:00:06:26

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

6/27/2019
Welcome! 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...

Duration:00:46:21

Ep. 44: James Arrabito (Centennial Films)

6/27/2019
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...

Duration:00:31:39

Ep. 43: Gabrielle Lubliner

2/16/2019
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. Follow Gabrielle on Instagram: @gabriellelubliner Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series Outro track: L.B.M.F. (Looking Back Moving Forward) - Farbeon feat....

Duration:00:36:43

Ep. 42: Juliette Guerrero

2/15/2019
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. Check out her youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYgAdUqxsiKoK-EjEjIZrtw Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The...

Duration:00:33:08

Ep. 41: Samantha Pichardo

2/11/2019
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) Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Presented by Power at the Pass El Paso, TX 2019

Duration:00:05:42

Ep.40: Mountain Vibes

2/5/2019
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. Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Check out more from Mountain Vibes: fb - @MountainVibesMusic ig - @mountainvibesmusic twitter: @MountainVibesTX Listen to their album anywhere where music is to be...

Duration:01:25:05

Ep 39: Manny Lozano

1/25/2019
On this episode we welcome musician Manny Lozano into the studio do discuss his music projects, writing, teaching, technique, tour life, and much more. Unfortunately, we had a few technical issues with the sound in this episode, but we hope it doesn't fully take away from your enjoyment. Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Shoutout to special guest host, Christopher Serrano! Intro/Outro played by Manny Lozano in the studio. Check out Manny...

Duration:00:41:39

Ep. 38: Monica Wrobel

1/8/2019
On this episode of the BWOMS Podcast we welcome Monica Wrobel into the studio. Monica joins us from Buffalo, NY post-graduation doing a fellowship with Latinitas and working on the Southern border. We discuss her foray into songwriting as well as her concept album centered around the pied-piper archetype and what we can learn from those themes. Intro: “The Man” - Monica Wrobel Outro: “That Guy” - Monica Wrobel Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic...

Duration:00:17:06

Podcast Update - January 2018

1/7/2019
The podcast lives! We apologize for a delay in output as things got hectic toward the end of 2018. We're sitting on four exciting episodes and a full year ahead of artist interviews and showcases. Be on the lookout for more episodes in 2019! As always, we appreciate your feedback. Send us an e-mail with any comments/suggestions: bwoms915@gmail.com Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Presented by Power at the Pass El Paso, TX 2019

Duration:00:03:10

Ep. 37: Adrian Loya

8/25/2018
Episode 37 of The BWOMS Podcast! On this episode, we welcome musician and lyricist, Adrian Loya into the studio. With guitalele in hand, we discuss a range of topics including growing up into music, space, Riboflavin days, creating for the market versus artistic exploration, "moontalk," agricultural aspirations, writing with intention and indulgence, plus making choices. All music in the episode was recorded live during the interview with just Adrian and his guitalele. Hosted by Richie David...

Duration:01:06:01

Ep. 36: Robertha

7/31/2018
Episode 36 of The BWOMS Podcast! We welcome singer-songwriter, Robertha Sepulveda into the studio and reminisce on her music career over a bottle of wine. We touch on subjects like open mics, early music stories, finding content for songwriting, family, and much more. We also get samples of two of her tracks, "Love Junky" and "Up In Flames." Follow and keep up to date with Robertha: FB - https://www.facebook.com/Robertha-207276233365500/ IG - https://www.instagram.com/roberthasepulveda/...

Duration:00:54:30

Ep. 35: Rubí Orozco Santos

7/6/2018
On this episode, we welcome Rubí Orozco Santos into the studio. We discuss her book of poetry Inventos Mios(2018) which was supported through a grant from the City of El Paso's Museums and Cultural Affairs Department(MCAD), through its Artist Incubator Program (AIP). She discusses the interviews, observations, and research that went into writing the book, plus all the people who put in time and work into the final product. We also discuss her work in ancestral health, community building, Son...

Duration:01:11:19