I just wanted to say thank you to Raffi for being such a huge part of my childhood and in turn, my adulthood. All I Really Need is my very favorite song, I play the Christmas album on repeat every year and Evergreen Everblue makes me believe that maybe even I can make a difference.

Loey Crooks


As a beluga dad, I knew then that Raffi's goal was to transform the world through his music. It is not surprising then that Raffi took the next step and provided the transformation himself with his Child Honouring philosophy.

Ed Breaux, Wexford, PA


In my work with young children, I have worked hard to create safe, respectful environments for learning. As a teacher, I am constantly reminded that little people do as we do, not as we say. It is the modeling of peace, respect, compassion, stewardship, and citizenship that counts. It really is the little things that each of us do daily that can propel the compassion revolution forward.

Michelle Honeysett, Courtenay, BC


I grew up watching Raffi's concerts and listening to his songs, and now that I have my own baby, I am having so much fun introducing her to Raffi's music - something that celebrates childhood and innocence.

I am also a psychologist who has worked with families and children, and if more families practiced "child honouring" and practiced compassion within their own families and communities, I would be out of work - and so happy about it!

Barbara Toohill, East Peoria, Illinois


I am a beluga grad myself...Raffi was a huge part of my life in the 80's as a young child. I am bringing his music into my children's lives now too. It's just the best! As for child honouring, you're right, it starts with the children!

Amber Chartier, Mission, BC


Still love the music and am passing it along to my nieces and nephews and friend's children. I hope to go into social work and I KNOW I was inspired at an early age by the compassion and love in Raffi's songs.

Katherine Davis, Santa Monica, CA


I have enjoyed Raffi for years since my sister played baby beluga non-stop for her son in the 80s. Now I have my own son who loves Raffi.  We love your music and continue to listen and sing it together as a family….  I'm 46 but when I'm feeling down I'll sing one of your songs to get a positive vibe going and try to change my mood.

Jim Boulay, Bloomington, Montana


from University Place Wa
Apr 9, 2015

I played Raffi for my twin daughters over 16 years ago. I now teach music for early childhood educators and love exposing them to your music. I wish I would've know you were in Seattle of Jan 2015! read more...
Ruth Burks
from Rego Park New York
Feb 11, 2015

Dear friends, I'm a mother of a 3 year old girl with a Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome, I'm from Colombia, and my daughter was born in NYC. My mother tongue is Spanish so, I cannot say I'm read more...
Carolina Amaya
from Burbank CA
Nov 4, 2014

Great to have come across this website. I am a clinical social worker and will use this as a resource!
Sona Hovsepian
Jul 5, 2014

Hello from a Brooklynite--Thirty years ago the preschool I worked in had one tape & it was yours. I photo copied all the words (I have them still, & put them on index cards, song by song.) Baby Beluga read more...
Apr 27, 2014

Bonjour RAFFI, je viens de vous découvrir et le travail que vous faites pour les enfants alors que je lisais le livre d'Ervin Laszlo. Je suis très émue car c'est également la voie que read more...
from Ontario
Apr 6, 2012

Raffi, your new Hockey Song is very appropriate....good for the car when they travel to their many hockey games!!!!! Can you believe we are still listening to your tunes and we have great grandchildren!!!! Hope read more...
Elsie Hetherman
Jan 25, 2012

When we strip away what dominates our perspectives and actions in our adult lives, we will understand and recognize that the simplicity of this philosophy that Raffi is presenting us, showers us with blatant read more...
Ken Brudner
from Toronto Ontario
Dec 12, 2011

I am a Baby Beluga era person. Mom and a R.E.C.E., working with 4 yrs old, and just about to perform the "Letter To A Nation song at our Winter Concert with our 20 children on the stage! I am excited read more...
Vilma Caceres
from Winnipeg Manitoba
Oct 30, 2011

Hi, Love your new song Letter to a Nation, this is a powerful song, just like Jack's letter. I am glad that it has been recorded for kids, the message is just a relevant to them as it is to adults. read more...
Mark Nazar
from Calgary AB
Oct 21, 2011

Hi Raffi, Just thought I would tell you how handsome you looked in the university robes! Thank you , also , for the words that I can use every day in every day language - "Culture of Peace" "Compassion read more...
Sharon Woodhouse
from Ottawa Ontario
Oct 14, 2011

Dear Raffi, I'm 32 years old now, and I grew up listening to your records. I'm so surprised to find you supporting progressive social movements and encouraging people to participate in shaping read more...
Chris Brown
from Ottawa Ontario
Oct 14, 2011

Dear Raffi, I'm 32 years old now, and I grew up listening to your records. I'm so surprised to find you supporting progressive social movements and encouraging people to participate in shaping read more...
Chris Brown
from London ON
Sep 23, 2011

Raffi might be interested to know that on Sept. 17th at the 5th Annual Walk a Mile in My Shoe in London, ON,started by Bill Hiltz; we introduced participants to Child Honouring and throughout the event, read more...
Joyce Balaz
from Nova Scotia
Aug 16, 2011

I am a faithful Beluga Grad (did I graduate from Raffi?? I don't think soo.. hehehe.. I never left!) I just became a mommy in March of this year and am so excited to share Raffi with my son. I finally read more...
Melanie Mann
from UK
Apr 11, 2011

Dear Raffi, You were a very special and important part of my childhood. Your albums were our family favourites -- I really mean 'favourite' -- for about 15 years, and still not a Christmas read more...
Leah Russell
Apr 10, 2011

As a school founder, a Montessori-trained guide for 6-12-year-olds, a parent, a parenting coach and parent educator, I love the concept of child-honouring and how it fits with sustainability. I am working read more...
Lisa Kathleen
from Houston TX
Mar 23, 2011

The other day I stumbled across my old cassettes. I have been listening to Joshua Giraffe on repeat in my car and I can't stop laughing! I can't say this for any of my other childhood song favs: read more...
Melanie Feuk
from Toronto ON
Mar 23, 2011

To Raffi, from Toronto Raffi, my children ages 18, 16 and 14 grew up with you. i know you hear that a great deal. We had your CDs, your videos and attended your concerts in Toronto. Much joy was brought read more...
Sian Burgess
from La Mesa CA
Mar 9, 2011

I am a parent of a 21 year old son and 2 daughters, 18 and 20. My son received 2 Raffi cassette tapes on his first birthday. My kids grew up listening to and enjoying Raffi's music. Also, I have read more...
Debbie Wrieden
Mar 1, 2011

I am a mom of three children under three. All of my children adore you. You. your concerts and music, have saved many a "Bewitching Hour" ... you know, those lovely meltdown minutes that magically happen read more...
from Tilbury ON
Mar 1, 2011

A few things . . .

Firstly, a couple of weeks ago my partner and I were on our way home in a bad snowstorm. Our 2 month old daughter was wailing in the backseat, totally unimpressed. read more...
Norm Grondin
from St. Albert Alberta
Feb 15, 2011

Hello, my name Daniel and I am a Beluga Grad. I just recently received Raffi's autobiography as a Christmas gift, and my 11 year-old sister has chosen to research and create a presentation on Raffi read more...
Daniel Malayko
from Reading Pennsylvania
Feb 8, 2011

I am a 19-year-old Beluga Grad, I spent most of today listening to many of Raffi's songs on my mp3 player while going about my business. I love those songs so much! They are part of me. I wouldn't read more...
Lauren Smith
from Arlington VA
Feb 8, 2011

I am a Beluga grad and very proud of it. being born in Toronto in 1984 I was raised on your inspiring music. Even though I may not have realized it, your lessons of conservation and respect have carried read more...
Ian Pope
from Mission TX
Feb 4, 2011

I'm a Beluga mom I guess, and I wanted to thank Raffi for helping me raise my two young men with a very positive attitude towards nature, the environment, and the world. My boys are now in college, read more...
Mary Ubach
Jan 30, 2011

New Lexicon Metaphor:

We shouldn't be allowed to poison those who live downstream in our future any more than those who live downstream in our rivers.

Robert Haston
Robert Haston
from montereey ca
Jan 22, 2011

My kidlets were born in '83 & '87 and we listened to Raffi on repeat for at least a decade. Now, I'm helping to raise my 18 month old granddaughter and of course hunted down Raffi CD's read more...
maggie freeman
from Martinsville, IN
Jan 10, 2011

I'm a Beluga Grad, having been born in 1976, and I remember Raffi and all his songs from my childhood. I now share his music with my own children, ages 1 and 2. To me, child honouring means putting read more...
Deb Kelly
from Orlando, Florida
Jan 10, 2011

I am a Beluga Grad and a Beluga Mama. My husband and his sister were never exposed to Raffi, so as I began to expose our daughter, this whole world has opened up to him too. We live in Orlando and our read more...
Angela Rumpf
from Shelbyville IN
Nov 16, 2010

Raffi, I am a Beluga Grad. I'm 31 years old and have a two year old daughter. Every night ends with carrying Kieran down the hallway and fulfilling this simple request, "Sing Beluga Daddy." I am read more...
Jeremy O'Connor
from Carlsbad CA
Nov 16, 2010

I recently became a grandparent for the first time. When my son was little he would cry and scream every time the Raffi video was over. I was able to find that exact one on DVD and gave it to him for his read more...
Kasey Burcham
from New Richmond WI
Nov 16, 2010

Hello. I am really hoping and praying that Raffi will see my letter. My 28 month old daughter Avery Jean was diagnosed with an inoperable brainstem tumor called Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma on April 30th, 2010. read more...
Jennifer Evans
from Montreal Quebec
Nov 16, 2010

I grew up with Raffi's music as a child (I wore out my Raffi in Concert with the Rise and Shine Band VHS cassette), and have had fond memories of his music all my life. As a librarian working with read more...
Julia Gilbert
from Philadelphia PA
Nov 16, 2010

I am a recently retired School Counselor who worked at all grade levels in the Philadelphia Public School System for over 36 years. I also taught music at a non religious Jewish cultural organization read more...
Barry Goldstein
Nov 16, 2010

I was born in 1981 and grew up listening to Raffi. In fact, the very first concert I ever went to was a Raffi concert. We lived in San Francisco at the time and I remember taking Bart to Berkley with my read more...
Loey Crooks
Nov 16, 2010

I am a Beluga Grad! I grew up in Windsor, Ontario in the 80s, and fondly remember listening to and singing Raffi songs in school. I'm now a mother to 2 beautiful girls, aged nearly 3 and 5. We live read more...
Melanie Fairweather
Nov 16, 2010

I am a Beluga Grad! I grew up in Windsor, Ontario in the 80s, and fondly remember listening to and singing Raffi songs in school. I'm now a mother to 2 beautiful girls, aged nearly 3 and 5. We live read more...
Melanie Fairweather
from North Saanich BC
Nov 16, 2010

I am a Beluga Grad who used to listen to your music on my mom's vinyl records.  I am now a Beluga Mom who has an avid fan of yours in my 3 year old.  I recently rediscovered "One Light, One Sun" read more...
Tia Krogstad

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