Raffi was a pioneer in music for children and families: his CDs, tapes, videos, and DVDs have sold over 14 million copies in Canada and the US, and his books, more than 3 million copies. A generation saw him in concert and grew up singing Down by the Bay and Raffi’s signature song Baby Beluga. “Beluga “grads” often tell him they’re now raising their own kids with his songs.
Egyptian-born Armenian Canadian singer-songwriter Raffi Cavoukian is best known as a global troubadour with a career devotion to making folk influenced children’s music, while advocating for positive social and environmental change in the world and supporting the universal needs of children. A music producer, author, entrepreneur and founder of the Center of Child Honouring with over two dozen gold and platinum album releases since 1975, the songwriter’s best known songs are “Baby Beluga”, “Bananaphone”, “All I Really Need” and “Down By The Bay”. Raffi is the recipient of multiple Honorary Doctorate Awards and has also been hailed for his work as “Canada’s All Time Children’s Champion”.