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Raffi 1984: a Young Childrens Concert

Raffi , David Devine    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
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Raffi is something of an icon in the world of children's music, and it's no wonder when you see his folksy, expressive style and his talent for inspiring young children. This concert video features Raffi and his guitar on a simple stage before an audience brimming with enthusiastic young faces. Raffi sings a wonderful mix of 18 classic and original songs, many from The Singable Songs Collection, while beaming audience members clap, stomp, gesture, jump, and thoroughly enjoy themselves. Several pieces are performed a cappella, and there are even solo segments on kazoo and "air trumpet." So what's the best thing about Raffi? You'll have to decide whether it's his uncanny appeal to children, the comical lyrics in his original songs, his simple yet expressive treatment of well-loved children's songs, or the fact that parents can listen repeatedly to his music without losing their sanity. Whatever your choice, be assured that this wholesome video will completely captivate your child for a full 45 minutes. (Ages 1-9) --Tami Horiuchi

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Song list:

1. The More We Get Together
2. You Gotta Sing
3. Six Little Ducks
4. Bumpin' Up and Down
5. Baa Baa Black Sheep
6. I've Been Working on the Railroad
7. Peanut Butter Sandwich
8. Brush Your Teeth
9. Y A Un Rat
10. Mr. Sun
11. Wheels on the Bus
12. Corner Grocery Store
13. Something in My Shoe
14. Thanks a Lot
15. Baby Beluga
16. Shake My Sillies Out
17. Down by the Bay
18. He's Got the Whole World


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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, fun, fun!!! Feb. 1 2012
Format:DVD
I ordered this DVD for my granddaughter who was visiting at Christmas. Even at 10 months old, she was captivated by Raffi and his live audience of children and parents. My daughters and I re-lived the days when we used to listen to such fun upbeat songs by one of the greatest children's entertainers ever. Raffi appeals to children (and adults!) of all ages. I highly recommend this concert DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! Precious for Children. Feb. 22 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Our family loves Raffi, and we want to share him with you. His songs are really silly, great to sing along with, and never seem to get old - even for us adults. We have all his tapes in our car, and the children ask for him every time we are out. His songs are just right for little people; nothing else can compare. Our kids love his music so much! I am so grateful we discovered his music.
This concert is maybe the best tape or CD he ever made. It's so silly and entertaining for children, and captures live why Raffi has such a magicical spell with young children. We have it taped (stereo) for the car and listen to it over and over.
Our other all-time favorites are Singable Songs for the Very Young (with a Peanut Butter Sandwich) and Raffi in Concert with the Rise and Shine Band, but we love them all (except the stinker Raffi on Broadway). There are a dozen other great CD's from Raffi to choose from, and any of them will do nicely with a peanut butter sandwich.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You won't want to "lose" this one April 27 2000
Format:VHS Tape
We watch this several times a week with our 2-year-old son, and we're not deadly sick of it.
Provides the best of our two fave Raffi tapes, Baby Beluga and Singable Songs for the Very Young. I was afraid my son wouldn't like *seeing* Raffi after hearing him for so long -- maybe he had a different picture in his mind -- but he LOVES the video, and still loves the tapes we play in the car.
You won't be tempted to hide this one, or restrict repeat viewing. It's good for the kid, you can tell! They jump around, participate, learn the songs, and have fun. He's already learning to play guitar!
Also like Raffi in Concert with the Rise & Shine Band, but it's not quite as good as this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Children's Concert! March 23 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
If this isn't the greatest children's concert of all-time, then I don't know what is. We've listened to a lot of children's music, but this concert is in a league of it's own. We've worn out two copies and about to order a third. This is positive, singable, clappable, laughable music.
Raffi plays all his best songs on this video. It's just Raffi sitting on a chair (animated) with his guitar, voice and kazoo; and children are just mesmerized. It's great for clapping, singing and moving. Pure magic!
This video was certified Quintuple Platinum in North America (and even more sales worldwide).
Share this with your children. And check out his amazing albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing for young kids, fun for adults! Jan. 18 2002
Format:VHS Tape
This is a really entertaining video that, best of all, involves young children. My kids, ages 3 years and 10 months, absolutely love Raffi and whenever this video is on (which is often), they are entranced by his gentle, engaging demeanor and catchy, easy to sing and dance to songs. My 3 year old knows most of the songs by heart (even one partially in French!) and loves to touch Raffi on the screen to hug him. My 10 month old bounces and tries to clap along with the songs, especially "Shake My Sillies Out." I highly recommend this video to all families - even the moms and dads will be singing along "Down By the Bay!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Raffi is magical to the young viewer July 17 2002
Format:VHS Tape
I can not recommend this video strongly enough for those children who love music. No matter how tired, grumpy, or generally not fit for human contact my children are, if we pop this in the VCR, they metamorph right in front of our eyes.
Raffi strikes a wonderful rapport with his young audience, both on-screen and off. The songs are short, memorable, and very singable. He is a warm and comfortable addition to our family whenever he visits via tv. Especially memorable are the "snuggle song" Thanks A Lot, Baby Beluga, and his renditions of favorite nursery songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Music Aug. 13 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I was sorting through family videos today. Some, that I had put aside years ago. I came across two Raffi tapes that had been true family favorites when my kids were toddlers to preschoolers. I was going to send them to my nephew who has a young son. My kids now 12 and almost 15 begged me not to give them away. My 12 year old was so overcome with joy that she actually had tears rolling down her cheek as she watched the tape. This one is a keeper, it always feels like a warm fuzzy blanket when you listen to Raffi! I now have to order some for gifts!
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5.0 out of 5 stars All 5 of my Children Have Loved It! Jan. 24 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Forget all the hyped-up, fast-moving children's entertainment out there.... It takes a very special talent to entertain children these days, especially with a simple guitar on an otherwise empty stage, and Raffi has it in spades! This man's love for children is entrancing, and he has had an endearing effect on all 5 of my own. If I could recommend ANY video for children in the vast world of entertainment today, it would be this pure and simple stage performance. This one has staying power! My family has loved it for years!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Raffi Still Relevant
Yes this is a concert from when my own children were preschoolers, but I bought this for my 1 yr. old granddaughter and she just loves it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!!
I had this for my kids 20yrs ago. So when I saw it was available in DVD I had to get it for my grand kids. It is a fun Sing and dance along for kids
Published 6 months ago by Patti Zruna
5.0 out of 5 stars My grandson just loved it.
He wants to hear more of it. He does have several DVD as well so he loves the songs.
D Manning
Published 6 months ago by dmanning48.Daniel Manning
4.0 out of 5 stars great
Again my great niece liked it a lot but she is at the stage of seeing things acted out as well as just singing. She will enjoy it much better when she is a little older
Published 7 months ago by Vicki Rigsby
5.0 out of 5 stars Raffi 1984: a Young Children's Concert
What a treasure this concert was for us! I took my oldest children (now 38 and 36) to this concert and they absolutely loved it! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Avid Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
I took my youngest son to see this concert when he was little, and now my granddaughters can see it!
Published 13 months ago by Joanna R. Bullard
5.0 out of 5 stars A Timeless Classic!
Our kids love Raffi and all the songs on this dvd. Our 3 year old can often be heard singing "Bumpin up and down in my little red wagon" to herself while she plays!
Published on April 10 2012 by bigjustin12
5.0 out of 5 stars The innocence of youth
Timeless ! Nothing better than a simple musician on stage, grabbing the attention of all these young ones. Great songs, great performer. Thks Raffi :)
Published on Jan. 3 2010 by F. Bergeron
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Raffi concert on the market
Our 14 month old son is completely enamored by this Raffi concert. This is Raffi at his best - on stage with just a guitar and kazoo, captivating his audience. Read more
Published on July 1 2007 by Scott Corbett
5.0 out of 5 stars Raffi Rocks!
My son adores Raffi! Thanks to his videos, a whole new generation of children can enjoy songs like "Baby Beluga" and "Down by the Bay. Read more
Published on April 17 2004
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