ChiIL Live Shows On Our Radar:
RAFFI Announces “Beluga Grads” Concert
at the Harris Theater in Chicago on
Sunday, April 8th
One of the greatest joys of parenting littles is introducing them music you loved as a child. It's heartwarming to see your own kids laughing, singing and dancing to songs you fondly remember, and to relive your own childhood, enjoying old favorites and making new memories together. Raffi has been making children's music for 40 years now, and many of his #BelugaGrads are now parents themselves. His shows are always love-fests, where everyone sings and plays along to Raffi's Singable Songs. Raffi, North America’s preeminent family entertainer, turns 70 this year, and he is marking the occasion with a new album and a series of #belugagrads concerts including a return visit to the Harris Theater in Chicago! ChiIL Mama's even giving away free tickets to one of our lucky families. It's a joy to partner up with Raffi on this stellar opportunity.
ChiIL Mama's Chi, IL Picks List:
• Harris Theatre, Chicago April 8 at 1 pm
• Tickets are on sale now - $29.50 to $75. The VIP $75 tickets will include an opportunity to meet Raffi in person after the show. Proceeds benefit The Centre for Child Honouring.
**ENTER HERE for your Chance to WIN Tickets and a career spanning Raffi "Best of" CD!**
WIN A Family 4 Pack of Tickets ($120-$160 value) To RAFFI's “Beluga Grads” Concert at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Sunday, April 8th AND the Best Of Raffi Compilation CD ($15). Winner will be notified by e-mail and posted here and on our social media outlets. Enter through midnight April 2nd, 2018. Winners are chosen by Rafflecopter random number generator. Enter early and often.
Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children. He is best known for his work as a children’s entertainer and advocate whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings includes his iconic song, “Baby Beluga,” Once called “the most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world” (Washington Post) and “Canada’s all-time children’s champion” (Toronto Star), Raffi is also a recipient of the Order of Canada and the United Nations’ Earth Achievement Award. He has published three books for adults and holds four honorary degrees.
Raffi has never advertised to children or made any commercial endorsements aimed at kids. His commitment to treating his young fans with respect changed society’s outlook on music made for children. His latest albums (on Rounder Records) include Owl Singalong and Best of Raffi, and he plans a new album release this summer.
“I love singing with and for children and families,” says Raffi. “In 2018, I look forward to hearing more ‘Beluga Grads’ and their kids singing favorites like “Baby Beluga,” “Down By The Bay,” “Bananaphone!” plus more from my recent Best of Raffi album.”
In 2010, Raffi founded the non-profit Centre for Child Honouring. With the motto “Respecting Earth & Child,” the Centre is at the heart of a global movement that views honoring children as the best way to create sustainable, peacemaking societies. For more about Raffi or the Centre, visit www.raffinews.com or www.childhonouring.org.