Singalong with Raffi
Thank you to Sugar Mountain PR for my complimentary CD in exchange for this review.
You and your kids can most definitely do a singalong with Raffi with this fun CD! My daughter and I have been doing it in the car for the past several days. We especially love “The Lion Pokey”! Imagine a lion doing the Hokey-Pokey! “I’m Not Small” has such a sweet melody and “Who Hoo Could I Be” makes Emma giggle with its play on words. The story of Abiyoyo has long been one of Emma’s favorites. We love Raffi’s tributes to Pete Seeger with “Garden Song” and “Abiyoyo”.
Raffi’s “Owl Singalong” is released tomorrow, January 15th, on Itunes and Amazon. Enjoy!
More information from Sugar Mountain PR:
On January 15, 2016, Raffi will release Owl Singalong, a new album of songs for children. It’s the follow-up to Raffi‘s acclaimed 2014 release Love Bug, which was his first set of children’s songs in 12 years.The new album picks up where its predecessor left off, embodying all of the musical and personal qualities that have long established Raffi as a beloved and trusted icon for young listeners.
The video for the title track is on Yahoo! Parenting. View it, and read an interview with Raffi, at http://yhoo.it/1GYVUeX.
The 16-song Owl Singalong—whose title song was inspired by both the owls the artist hears nightly outside his home on Salt Spring Island, Canada, and by his grand-niece Lucie’s enthusiasm for her stuffed-toy owl—continues Raffi‘s commitment to entertain his young audiences in ways that are educational, uplifting, and—most important—fun.
Raffi‘s abiding dedication to his fans is reflected in such exuberant, infectious tunes as “The More We Sing Together,” “See the Moon,” “Dog on the Bus” and the swinging title track. Elsewhere on the album, Raffi sings in Spanish on “Somos El Barco” and in French on “Dans La Forêt Lointaine.” He also pays tribute to the late folk-music icon Pete Seeger with a heartfelt reading of the folk standard “Garden Song,” a David Mallett composition popularized by Seeger, and a rollicking spoken-word rendition of “Abiyoyo,” a beloved African folk tale which Seeger helped to introduce to English-speaking audiences.