No More Clapping Hands: RAFFI

Once the Pied Piper to millions of kids, folk singer RAFFI no longer warbles about the wonders of childhood. His message is now one of environmental alarm.

If you are the parent of a preschooler, suffice it to say that Raffi, in the throes of middle age, is shaking his sillies out. If you have no children, or live with them on the moon, it might be easier to explain that the most popular children's singer in the English-speaking world has chucked a multimillion-dollar career, ended his 16-year marriage and stopped eating nearly everything that tastes good, all in order to carry out an uncompromising and very grown-up mission: to alarm the rest of humankind into taking better care of Our Dear, Dear Mother. Mother Earth, that is.

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