50 episodes

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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    • Arts
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

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

    Ep. 49: Deana Lee Ortega

    Ep. 49: Deana Lee Ortega

    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 Ortega reads the prologue of My Derby Romance.

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    A Power at the Pass Production
    El Paso, TX
    2020

    • 33 min
    Spacious Solidarity Open Mic Edition #1

    Spacious Solidarity Open Mic Edition #1

    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 - "Oti"(music)
    9 - Nancy Lechuga - "Remedies" (poetry)
    10 - Luis Camberos - "Futile Devices"(music)
    11 - Lefty & The Cronies - "Lefty & The Cronivirus"(music)
    12 - Anna Maria Rosales - "Summer Storm" (music)
    13 - Andi Lora Castillo "Emily Dickinson or Steve Spiros"(poetry)
    14 - Anima "NotMeUs" (music + Bernie)

    To submit content for future episodes, email us: bwoms915@gmail.com
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    Power at the Pass production
    El Paso, Texas
    2020

    • 51 min
    Ep. 48: Jose Montoya

    Ep. 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.

    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. Serrano

    Power at the Pass
    El Paso, TX
    2019

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 47: Skye Jackson and Ben Aleshire

    Ep. 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.

    Follow Sky Jackson: IG (https://instagram.com/skyeinthecity) / https://www.antenna.works/product/a-faster-grave/
    Follow Ben Aleshire: IG (https://instagram.com/benjamin_aleshire) / https://www.poetforhire.org/

    Hosted by Richie David Marrufo, project director of The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Intro/Outro Track: “Cascade” produced by Christopher J. Serrano

    Presented by Power at the Pass
    El Paso, TX
    2019

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

    Ep. 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.

    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

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

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

    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 and how to help on this episode of the BWOMS Podcast!

    Follow EPIMF: https://epimf.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

    • 46 min

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