Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fun Freetime: Raffi Thanksgiving Concert Glendale CA

Raffi, North America’s preeminent family entertainer, turns 70 this year, and he is marking the occasion with a new album called Dog on the Floor and a series of #BelugaGrads concerts around North America. Following his spring tour to packed houses around Canada and the United States, Raffi’s fall schedule includes a return visit to Southern California over Thanksgiving weekend:
Sunday, November 25 at 1 pm: Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA Information: www.alextheatre.org
Tickets ($32.50 to $72.50 are available now at this link, or call (818) 243-ALEX (2539)
Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children.  He is best known for his work as a children’s entertainer and advocate whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings includes his iconic song, “Baby Beluga,” Once called “the most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world” (Washington Post) and “Canada’s all-time children’s champion” (Toronto Star), Raffi is also a recipient of the Order of Canada and the United Nations’ Earth Achievement Award. He has published three books for adults and holds four honorary degrees.
Raffi has never advertised to children or made any commercial endorsements aimed at kids. His commitment to treating his young fans with respect changed society’s outlook on music for children. His latest albums (Rounder Records) include Owl Singalong and Best of Raffi.
Raffi’s 25th album of singable songs is Dog on the Floor, due out on July 27 (Concord Records). The 15-song set embodies the qualities of fun, imagination and learning that have always animated Raffi’s songwriting.
“I love singing with and for children and families,” says Raffi. “In 2018, I look forward to hearing more ‘Beluga Grads’ and their kids singing favorites like “Baby Beluga,” “Down by the Bay,” and “Bananaphone!”

In 2010, Raffi founded the non-profit Centre for Child Honouring. With the motto “Respecting Earth & Child,” the Centre is at the heart of a global movement that views honoring children as the best way to create sustainable, peacemaking societies. For more about Raffi or the Centre, visit www.raffinews.com or www.childhonouring.org.

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