October 1, 2023

There are some songs from our childhood that simply appear to stay with us. And when it got here to creating these earworms, nobody did it higher than Raffi — however a teen and her dad are giving the icon a run for this title with a brand new album placing a twist on Raffi’s hottest songs, together with “Bananaphone.”

Meet Ruthie Cipes, a 16-year-old singer and member of the Oot n’ Oots, a band she’s in along with her dad, Ez, and her uncles, Ari, Recreation, and Matthew. Ruthie’s dad and her uncles every have a nostalgic tie to Raffi and his music — particularly the long-lasting tune “Bananaphone.”

“Bananaphone” was launched to the brothers within the station wagon again in 1994, and it’s been caught of their heads ever since,” a press launch for the band says. “The love for it was handed it all the way down to Ruthie who digs into this tune with abandon and full emotion a like powerfully cathartic playtime.”

To honor their love for Raffi and to lift funds for Raffi’s Foundation for Child Honouring, a non-profit group devoted to advocating for a kid’s proper to reside free of business exploitation, Ruthie and the Oot n’ Oots are releasing two tune tribute titled Ruthie Sings Raffi.

After all, “Bananaphone” is among the two songs, and the opposite is one other Raffi traditional, “Child Beluga,” with a rock n’ roll, Seaside Boys-inspired twist.

“These songs are pure golden classics. We consider Raffi as being one of many nice fashionable songwriters. These stunning melodies give us an opportunity to focus on Ruthie’s voice and let her stretch out,” says Ez on behalf of the band.

The digital two-song album Ruthie Sings Raffi is obtainable now anyplace you discover your music, together with Spotify and Apple Music.