As much as we would like to see a steel cage match between Raffi, Barney, and the Teletubbies, we know who would win. That is, we know who should win. Raffi is one of the few true heroes and role models that kids have left. Since 1976, he has been a tireless champion of children and has made millions of lifetime friends in the process. Never once has he compromised his vision of entertaining kids in a constructive, nurturing way that involves both fun and education. Songs like "The More We Get Together," "Baby Beluga" and "Bananaphone" have left a lasting impression on our culture, a feat few artists, let alone singers for children, have accomplished. Raffi is a vocal proponent of environmental issues, and has done his best to communicate his love of living things to his young audience. To top it off, he refuses to play arenas that house more than three thousand people, and he keeps his ticket prices under ten dollars. Punk rock.
Raffi Concert Films
Runtime: 1 hrLive from the Gershwin Theater in New York City, this jubilant show is a musical celebration, for the whole family, of all that we love on this big beautiful planet. Join Raffi's Broadway audience as they laugh, clap, and sing along with this magical once-in-a-lifetime concert. Perfect for children ages 5-9, and their families.
Raffi In Concert With The Rise And Shine Band
Runtime: 52 minA rousing, hand-clapping concert featuring Raffi at his warm-hearted best. Backed by four talented and high-spirited musicians, Raffi has laughs, quacks and quiet moments for every member of the family. Perfect for children ages 4-8, and their families.
Raffi Top Tracks
Live at Lincoln Center
Runtime: 54 minIn 2003, Idina originated the role of "the green girl," the misunderstood witch in the hit musical "Wicked" which included her show-stopping performance of the song "Defying Gravity." In 2007, she re-recorded and remixed "Gravity" and the song went on to become a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Dance Chart. Her star turn in "Wicked" won her a Tony Award and huge critical acclaim. Other credits include two Drama Desk nominations for her roles in "The Wild Party" and "See What I Wanna See" at the Public Theatre. Film credits include starring roles in the Disney romantic fable, "Enchanted," "Rent" and Robert Towne's "Ask The Dust." Inspired by artists like Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand - triple threats who have conquered stage, film and success as recording artists, Idina Menzel stands poised to embark on her ultimate challenge a solo artist singing her very own songs.
Courage and Patience and Grit
Great Big Sea
Runtime: 1 hrSince they emerged in the early 90s, Newfoundland's own Great Big Sea have gradually consolidated a reputation as one of the greatest neo-Celt bands, from anywhere in the Six Nations or, as in this case, beyond. Drawing upon their homeland's strong Irish and Scottish ancestry and centuries-old seafaring heritage, they have fashioned a roistering, danceable sound and a live presence not unlike a bar-band but operating on a massive scale. But for all their good-time, party-hearty extroversion, they also demonstrate a rare affinity for love songs and more introspective types of material. Recorded in spectacular sound before adoring audiences, this "kitchen party," as one band member described it, is at once intimate and grand, folkloric and modern, acoustic and electric. Traditional instruments like fiddle, tin whistle, accordion are fused seamlessly with electric guitars and trap drums, plus tight and charismatic lead and harmony vocals, creating a spiraling energy that takes the crowd by storm and hurtles from living room speakers like a conquering wave.