Raffi (Raffi Cavoukian)

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Born July 8, 1948

Meet Raffi Cavoukian:  https://raffinews.com/

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His biography:  https://raffinews.com/raffi/bio/

13 Facts About Raffi:

"1. HE’S ARMENIAN-CANADIAN BY WAY OF EGYPT.

Raffi Cavoukian’s grandparents fled their homeland during the Armenian Genocide in the 1910s. It was a combination of luck, endurance, and his grandfather's serious knack for art—a talent he used to make fine portraits—that finally brought them safely to Cairo. For decades, his parents and their families lived happily in the Egyptian capital, where Arto Cavoukian, Raffi’s father, even managed to establish a studio for his work.

But by the late 1950s, political upheaval in Egypt and a less-than-tempting repatriation program for Armenians narrowed the family’s options for a happy life—so the Cavoukian family, including 10-year-old Raffi, emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1958. The family had some connections there, and besides, as the singer wrote in his autobiography  [PDF], “Montreal had too much snow, and New York was too big” for his father.

2. HE’S A HUGE HOCKEY FAN."---from https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/77122/13-facts-about-raffi-thatll-shake-your-sillies-out

Read more at:  https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/77122/13-facts-about-raffi-thatll-shake-your-sillies-out

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Books by Raffi:  https://raffinews.com/store/childrens-books/

If You're Happy and You Know It

Spider on the Floor

Baby Beluga

Day By the Bay

Shake My Sillies Out

Wheels on the Bus

One Light One Sun

Everything Grows

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Contact Raffi:  https://raffinews.com/contact/contact-us/

Phone:  519.787.1234

Email:[email protected]