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Running with the Beasts: An Interview with Castanets
6 Oct 2009 // 5:00 PM

After being held-up at gunpoint, recording alone in the desert, and being covered by Sufjan Stevens, Castanets' Ray Raposa is finally ready to step out on his own with a concept album about wild beasts that features some of his most tender and dramatic performances to date.


Castanets: Decimation Blues
19 Aug 2014 // 9:04 PM

On Ray Raposa's first Castanets record in five years, the elements of the formula haven't changed very much, though the album works best when the balance between those elements shift in fresh ways.

Castanets: Texas Rose, the Thaw and the Beasts
23 Sep 2009 // 5:00 PM

Castanets' fourth release finds Ray Raposa and company settling down into a more conventional song structure while continuing to maintain their dark, eerie, spacious sound.


Sufjan Stevens and Raymond Raposa to Perform Original Score October 30th
27 Oct 2011 // 1:02 AM

As part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the documentary Beyond This Place will be presented October 30 at 7:30 pm with the

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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