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Raffi enlists Yo-Yo Ma for new version of the popular children's song - 'Baby Beluga' / CBC

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Canadian songwriter and children's entertainer Raffi is marking the 40th anniversary of his perennially popular "Baby Beluga" with a new version of the bouncy song about a little white whale. He has enlisted cellist Yo-Yo Ma to accompany him in a virtual performance. Pay special attention to the way Ma imitates whale song during the transition to Raffi's newly coined verse, written especially for adults - he calls them "beluga grads" - who remember the song from their youth.

'Beluga grads' bringing their kids to his shows, and Raffi couldn't be more pleased

"Grown-up beluga, sing a song of peace," he enjoins them. "Sing a song of diversity, child-honouring, social justice, climate action. We need to hear you."

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