Life of a Children's Troubadour
"Raffi's story is honest, moving and inspiring. I highly recommend it!"
Dr. Jane Goodall—Author, Reason For Hope
IN HIS OWN WORDS, THE STORY OF RAFFI—North America's beloved entertainer and songwriter whose music has made him a friend to millions of children and their families.
From his birth into an Armenian family of artistic renown, Raffi's captivating tale moves through his early years in Egypt and on to his life as a superstar performer on the premier concert stages of Canada and he United States. Candidly and with sensitivity, Raffi recounts his childhood in Cairo, the family's move to Canada, his adolescence and search for identity, his musical achievements, challenges and setbacks, and the inner journeys of a fascinating life.
In over three decades of performing, writing and recording for children, Raffi has shown uncommon integrity and stayed true to his mission: to honour and respect the child as a whole person. Now in this book, with reason, passion and considerable humour, he offers compelling insights into the nature of the child and the universal benefits of nurturing that precious spirit.
"Thoroughly enjoyable ... an utterly engaging story with a distinct adult sensibility." Sandra Martin, The Globe and Mail
"Raffi reveals himself to be a serious-minded visionary with a heart as big as the world." Daniel Goleman—Author, Emotional Intelligence