Everyones favourite entertainer brings his childrens show to Peterborough!
Raffi Cavoukian became a children’s entertainer quite by accident. As a working folk musician in the mid ‘70s, Raffi was asked to participate in the Mariposa Folk Fest sponsored “Mariposa in the Schools” program. He found himself in a schoolroom setting, singing songs for children.
Around the same time, Raffi’s mother-in- law invited him to sing at her nursery school. She recognized his ability to connect with the kids in an authentic way and she suggested he do a recording for young children, because she felt there was a lack of quality music available for their age group.
His debut album, Singable Songs for the Very Young, was irresistible. Within a few months, Raffi went from performing in front of small audiences to selling out theatre venues. The ensuing string of Raffi albums and DVDs has sold over 15 million copies in Canada and the US, including more than 3 million “Songs to Read”® books.