Monday, January 30, 2017

Make Some Noise with 'Best of Raffi' CD #Review + #Giveaway

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Thank you to Sugar Mountain PR & Rounder Records for providing me with a sample copy of this album in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.


Okay moms and dads, it's time to get moving and shaking with your kids! We love music, and we love to move. I have two little wiggleworms, and one of the best ways for us to get the wiggles out before bedtime, is to play some music and have a dance party at home. I cherish these types of moments with my kids. I love making these special memories that I know we will all look back on one day. When it comes to the types of music that we listen to, it really varies, but I love introducing children's classic songs to my kiddos... you know, like the songs we gre up singing when we were kids, ourselves. One of our favorite artists to listen to when I was growing up was Raffi. I remember playing his tapes and singing along to popular songs in my grandmother's station wagon. Now Raffi has a new album of children's music, and I am so excited to be able to enjoy it with my kids!




Beloved Children's Troubadour Raffi Celebrates 40 Years of Music with
'Best of Raffi'

CAREER-SPANNING ALBUM MARKS THE ARTIST’S FIRST COLLECTION OF HITS TO BE RELEASED OUTSIDE OF CANADA

Rounder Records is thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of Best Of Raffi, a career-spanning collection, celebrating 40 years of hits from the legendary children’s entertainer. Due out February 10, 2017, Best Of Raffi will mark the first, curated collection of Raffi’s music to be released outside of his native Canada. Best Of Raffi will include such classics as “Down By The Bay” (1976), “Bananaphone” (1994), and, perhaps his most iconic hit, “Baby Beluga” (1980).

Having released nearly 30 children’s albums, beginning with 1976’s Singable Songs For The Very Young, pioneering troubadour Raffi Cavoukian (better known simply as “Raffi”) is one of the world's best-selling and most influential children's entertainers, having brought joy to successive generations of kids—and their parents—with his playful, exuberant personality and his irresistibly infectious songs. Along the way, he has performed countless sold-out shows at concert halls across North America and beyond, and has received a string of Platinum and Gold certifications by the RIAA.

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Best of Raffi includes so many songs that my sister and I grew up singing along to!


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This beautiful album is brightly colored, and fun for kids of all ages to enjoy and explore!


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I love the album art and the CD sleeve!

This album includes so many favorite songs, like Baby Baluga! One of the ways we enjoy this awesome CD is to put it on at home, grab all of our musical instruments, and have our own parade, while singing along! We also like to take this one in the car. The music is fun to sing along to, and both my 9 month old and six year old enjoy it. My hubby and I take trips down memory lane, as we recall childhood memories that we associate with Raffi's music!

This CD is definitely one you'll want to add to your collection of kid's music. It's perfect for the pick up line at school, for listening to when running boring errands, or for family road trips! Need to brighten up a gloomy day? Just pop in the Best of Raffi, and I promise you and the kids will be laughing, singing, and dancing in no time!

More about Raffi...

Raffi has also emerged as a respected advocate on behalf of children and the Earth, lending his voice, insight and experience to a number of issues, often through his Centre For Child Honouring. The Centre advocates a children-first approach to healing communities and restoring ecosystems, promoting the idea that early childhood is the gateway to building more humane societies. Child Honouring has found high-profile recognition, connecting Raffi with such luminaries as Nelson Mandela and The Dalai Lama, as well as being the focus of 2012 TEDx Talks by Raffi. The artist has also published several books – including 2013’s Lightweb Darkweb, which focuses on the need to reform social media, especially for young users. Over the course of his career, Raffi has received recognition for both his musical achievements and his tireless advocacy work, including the prestigious Order of Canada in 1983, numerous Parents’ Choice awards and Grammy nominations, a Juno Award for Best Children’s Album (Bananaphone, 1994) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

The liner notes for Best Of Raffi confirm Raffi’s cross-generational appeal:  “There are now millions of ‘Beluga Grads’ — adults who grew up with Raffi’s music and are now experiencing it through their childhood memories and through their own children and grandchildren.”

Raffi's albums consistently make the U.S. sales charts, and he continues to perform and record actively: his most recent award-winning title, Owl Singalong, was released earlier in 2016 to critical acclaim, and he is currently in the midst of an extensive North American tour.

With 40 years’ worth of favorites, Best Of Raffi will bridge the gap between parents who grew up with his music, and their children, discovering many of these classics for the first time.

Best of Raffi would make a super sweet Valentine's Day gift, or Easter basket treat for the kids!

Want it? Get it!

Preorder Best Of Raffi: http://smarturl.it/BestOfRaffiCD
For Raffi's upcoming U.S. tour dates, please visit raffinews.com/raffi/concerts/


Want it? Win it!

One lucky MBP reader will win their own copy of Best of Raffi. This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Just use the handy RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please see our policies page for details.

Special thanks to Rounder Records for allowing us to share about this new release, and for offering this fun giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!



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