Every movement needs music!

Motivational Songs

Child Honouring

"Turn This World Around" at the Third Forum of the Global Network of Religions for Children, Hiroshima, Japan, 2008

Raffi uses his award-winning skills to write, arrange, record and produce music—in a “hip hope” genre—to help sing a new paradigm into being.

Child Honouring, as a global movement, has many Raffi songs to express its diverse themes and principles. They have been posted on websites, aired on radio, featured in videos, played within online interviews such as Democracy Now and during lectures and public meetings by the likes of Charles Pascal, David Korten, and Elizabeth May.
Raffi includes this music in keynote appearances at conferences on education, health, peace, social justice, human rights and sustainability.

We offer several of these songs as free mp3 downloads. The rest may be heard in whole here and purchased individually (or by CD) on iTunes.

Share these songs with all you know. Play them in lectures. Use them as anthems if you like.

We invite you to purchase our songs individually through iTunes
or purchase the CD's - RESISTO DANCING & COMMUNION by visiting
All proceeds benefit the Centre

 

ON HOCKEY DAYS - click here for webpage

TWEET ME RIGHT - click here for webpage

LETTER TO A NATION - click here for webpage


Special Release

On Hockey Days

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Itunes Canada
Itunes US
"On Hockey Days" is a toe-tapping all ages song, Raffi's tribute to the game loved by young and old.

New Releases

Letter to a Nation

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Inspired by MP Jack Layton's parting letter to Canadians. From a respected elder, an uplifting spirit of love, hope and optimism enduring values for young & old.

Ray of Hope

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For Ray Anderson (1934-2011), founder of Interface, pioneer eco-industrialist devoted to "climbing Mt Sustainability" as he would say.

Streaming

Blessed Be

Resisto Dancing CD

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Itunes Canada
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An ode to the newborn, written one evening in 1999 right after washing the dishes.

Communion

Communion CD

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Inspired by Barbara Marx Hubbard and Nassim Haramein. Love as our mother tongue, Gaia’s communion song.

COOL IT

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A rousing toe-tapper for addressing global warming & climate chaos.

Count With Me

Resisto Dancing CD

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A musical primer for “Bionomy 101” — a critique of the GDP, calling for an Index of Wellbeing to replace it.

Counting On You

Resisto Dancing CD

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Inspired by Jane Goodall and her extraordinary work around the world.

Covenant For Honouring Children

Resisto Dancing CD

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The Covenant and Principles offer a basis for multi-faith consensus on the universal needs of the very young. Voices: Raffi, Jane Goodall, the Dalai Lama, Jetsum Pema, Tibetan youth.

Human Child

Resisto Dancing CD

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In all cultures we find an essential humanity most visible in the Child, the Universal Human.

I Can Song

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Theme song of India educator Kiran Sethi’s Design For Change program, active in thousands of schools in many countries.

It Takes A Village

Resisto Dancing CD

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Written in 1999, in response to Dr Fraser Mustard’s request for a song to help policy makers understand the importance of the foundational early years of life.

No Wall Too Tall

Communion CD

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Written in 2004 about the monetary system, years before the economic crash of 2008.

Resisto Dancing

Resisto Dancing CD

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Inspired by Abraham Maslow (“Healthy individuation requires resisting unhealthy enculturation”), and Emma Goldman (“If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution”).

Salaam Shalom

Resisto Dancing CD

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A dancing prayer for the Middle East, where the children want to play in peace.

Song For The Dalai Lama

Resisto Dancing CD

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Tribute to a unique Nobel Laureate, and to the enduring Tibetan spirit; includes the Tibetan sutra, “om mane peme hum”.

SustainABILITY

Communion CD

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Danceable world beat tutorial on sustainability as a vital code of conduct. Mentions the 9 Child Honouring principles.

Tomorrow's Children

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Inspired by Riane Eisler and her excellent book of the same title.

Turn This World Around

Resisto Dancing CD

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Inspired by Nelson Mandela, performed for him and Graça Machel by Raffi at Toronto’s Ryerson University in 2001.

Tweet Me Right

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Marking social media’s role in the peaceful Cairo revolution in Tahrir Square.

Where We All Belong (Ballad)

Resisto Dancing CD

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Another way to express the Earth Charter spirit.

Where We All Belong (Chant)

Resisto Dancing CD

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Inspired by the Earth Charter, with thanks to Fran and David Korten.