“HUMPTY DUMPTY” TUMBLES ONTO VIDEO SCREENS TODAY!
NEW FROM RAFFI AND LINDSAY MUNROE
JUST IN TIME FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL
FROM THE RECENTLY RELEASED ALBUM NURSERY RHYMES FOR KINDER TIMES
30 AUGUST 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Start the school year off with kindness! World-renowned children’s entertainer Raffi and award-winning singer and songwriter Lindsay Munroe make caring cool in their new version of the classic “Humpty Dumpty” nursery rhyme.
“Humpty Dumpty,” heard on the recently released album, Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times, is now a charmingly-animated music video that is out today, August 30, 2022.
After his “great fall,” this Humpty’s loyal friends pick him up, dust him off, and help him put on a Band-Aid. Kids of many cultures and ethnicities will see themselves represented in this gentle tale of how true friendship means helping others.
Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times has tapped into the cultural zeitgeist of modern parents, with its emphasis on thoughtfulness and social consciousness. The album has already received more than two million streams across major platforms.
As the title suggests, Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times offers a fresh, whimsical, and tender take on classic nursery rhymes, including “Three Blind Mice” (re-imagined as “Three Kind Mice”), “Ring Around the Rosie” (“Ring Around Sweet Roses”), and “London Bridge Is Falling Down” (“London Rain Is Falling Down”).
Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times, on the Craft Recordings label, is available on CD and digital HERE, and everyone can watch the "Humpty Dumpty" video HERE.
Media Kit, with downloadable information and artwork, HERE.
Arguably the most influential and successful children’s entertainer of the last 50 years, Raffi has delighted successive generations of kids (and their parents) with his playful, exuberant personality and his irresistibly infectious songs. The Canadian artist has released more than 30 albums, including such beloved titles as Singable Songs for the Very Young (1976), Baby Beluga (1980), Bananaphone (1994), and, most recently, Dog on the Floor (2018). Collectively, he has sold over 15 million albums, while his music has seen nearly one billion streams across all platforms.
Beyond the studio, Raffi is an award-winning author, who has written more than a dozen books for children and adults. He has also emerged as a respected advocate on behalf of children, lending his voice, insight, and experience to a number of crucial issues through the Raffi Foundation for Child Honouring, a unifying vision with the child at its heart by which societies can re-order their priorities to restore our planet and build community.
Praised by the Washington Post as “the most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world,” Raffi is a recipient of the Order of Canada—the country’s highest civilian honor. A multiple GRAMMY® nominee and Juno winner, Raffi has also been recognized with a United Nations Environmental Achievement Award and the Fred Rogers Integrity Award, among countless honors over the decades.
ABOUT LINDSAY MUNROE:
Lindsay Munroe is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and mother of three children with autism. For years, Munroe shared her love of music with her children, using it as a tool to help them learn rhythm and melody concepts, motor skills, pre-literacy and language skills, and social-emotional and self-regulation skills. Before long, the Massachusetts-based artist began sharing her songs at local libraries and pre-schools, before launching her popular Sing-Along with Lindsay series on YouTube.
In 2019, Munroe attended a Raffi concert that would change the course of her career. There, she met the legendary entertainer, who encouraged her to write a song for families of children with autism. Several songs and many conversations later, the two artists joined forces in the studio, with Raffi not only producing and contributing to Munroe’s NAPPA Award-winning debut, I Am Kind, but also releasing the record on his label, Troubadour Music, in 2020. One year later, the pair reunited for Munroe’s acclaimed follow-up, Frogs and Birds, while they released a special rendition of “Silver Bells,” for the 2021 holiday season. Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times is their third collaborative album.
ABOUT CRAFT RECORDINGS:
Craft Recordings is home to one of the largest and most essential collections of master recordings and compositions in the world. Its storied repertoire includes landmark releases from icons such as Joan Baez, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Celia Cruz, Miles Davis, Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, R.E.M., Joan Sebastian, and Traveling Wilburys. Plus, the catalog recordings of celebrated contemporary acts including A Day to Remember, Evanescence, Alison Krauss, Nine Inch Nails, Taking Back Sunday and Violent Femmes, to name just a few. Renowned imprints with catalogs issued under the Craft banner include Fania, Fantasy, Fearless, Musart, Nitro, Panart, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Vanguard, Varèse Sarabande, Vee-Jay and Victory, among many others. Craft creates thoughtfully curated packages, with a meticulous devotion to quality and a commitment to preservation—ensuring that these recordings endure for new generations to discover. Craft is also home to the Billie Holiday and Tammy Wynette estates which preserve and protect their respective names, likeness and music through day-to-day legacy management of these cultural trailblazers.
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