October 23, 2017

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Best of Raffi | SLJ Music Review

Best of Raffi. Performed by Raffi. CD. Approx. 35 min. Rounder Records. 2017. $9.49.

PreS-Gr 4 –Multi-award-winning Raffi, one of the first of the children’s music troubadours and who’s celebrating 40 years as an entertainer, presents 16 of his best songs from 10 albums. Featured here are both traditional and original songs in folk, reggae, jazz, country, and pop musical styles. The titles include “Baby Beluga,” “Down by the Bay,” “Apples and Bananas,” “Shake My Sillies Out,” “Wheels on the Bus,” “Day […]

The Best of Raffi & 14 More Children’s Albums | ClefNotes

Fifteen reviews of new children’s albums

One-on-one with the legendary Raffi | ClefNotes

In the first installment of ClefNotes, SLJ‘s new music column, Veronica De Fazio interviews children’s music legend Raffi about his advocacy work and his new album.

Indie Music for Kids: An Essential Playlist

Aided by the web and social media, “kindie” music has entered a new Golden Age. Critic Warren Truitt highlights the best independent bands in kids’ music.

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