Ring Ring. It's for you! This is one of Raffi's most popular CDs yet. You and your child will find all your favorites to laugh, learn and love along with. Raffi emphasizes taking care of each other as well as the world around us and makes it a ton of fun in the process. What a way to share a car trip or playtime. So, go get the phone! The Bananaphone.
Baby Beluga is a fun-filled collection of favourite childrens songs and Raffi originals, all performed in the singer's folksy, expressive style. Beluga begins with the sounds of whales communicating in their high-pitch squeaks and features melodic lines that evoke vivid pictures of gentle waves and a frolicking whale.
An illustrated sing-along book that is published separately is a nice companion to this first track, giving young listeners visual images of the song's narrative. The rest of this varied album blends traditional songs like Oats and Beans and Barley and This Old Man with four original pieces by Raffi, including the instrumental Water Dance. Liner notes have the complete lyrics, a description and history of beluga whales, and explanations of Raffis inspiration and ties to each song. This is an excellent album with catchy tunes that is sure to become a household favourite.
Even during wide-awake time, few discs are as overall electric-blanket cozy. Twinkle Twinkle takes on diamond-like qualities in Raffi's capable hands, and Row, Row, Row travels more gently than usual down the stream. The originals pack a powerful plush fleeciness, too - the Japanese Haru Ga Kita crosses cultures in the kindliest, most whispery way possible, and Blessed Be, a Raffi classic, is enough to make anybody want to drift off feeling flush with wholesomeness; call it the equivalent of a forehead-kiss and a tuck-in. Quiet, overall, is rarely so velvety.
For nearly four decades Raffi has been the world's best-selling children's entertainer through generations of kids and their parents.
Love Bug marks Raffi's first new album of original material in over a decade. A collection of 16 songs, this thoughtfully crafted body of work engages children in a broad range of fundamental topics including love, nature, playtime, chores and teamwork.
Raffi has long been a passionate advocate for children and a sustainable world for today's youth. Love Bug resounds with Child Honouring principles and affirms Raffi's place as legendary children's artist.