Yo-Yo Ma and Raffi Celebrate The 40th Anniversary of Baby Beluga with a New Verse


Baby Beluga was one of my favorite songs as a child. As a parent, I regularly sing the sweet song to my kids. So of course I was totally thrilled when I saw that Yo-Yo Ma teamed up with Raffi to perform a very special rendition of “Baby Beluga.”

This “song of comfort” was in honor of the 40th anniversary of the song.

Raffi teamed up with Yo-Yo Ma to perform a very special rendition of Baby Beluga. Screenshot: Facebook/Raffi

The New Baby Beluga Verse

There’s something incredibly comforting about Baby Beluga, so it’s no wonder that it’s one of Yo-Yo Ma’s latest “songs of comfort.” The 40-year-old song not only has a catchy tune, but it stands the test of time as a sweet song about a baby whale swimming wild and free.

Baby Beluga with Raffi and Yo-Yo Ma

I’m honored to join the one-and-only Raffi to celebrate 40 years of “Baby Beluga,” and to call on every one of us to work together for a sustainable future where life under the sea can swim wild and free. #songsofcomfort #songsofchange Global Goals for Sustainable Development #SDG14 #childhonouring #belugagrads

Posted by Yo-Yo Ma on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Add in Yo-Yo Ma playing the cello as Raffi sings and plays the guitar, and you’ve got a beautiful rendition of the classic song.

As if that wasn’t reason enough to love the latest version of Baby Beluga, Raffi also added a new verse! This verse, he says in the video, is for all the Beluga grads out there: aka, all of us who grew up listening to the song.

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The verse includes:

Now you’ve grown and you’re on your way, making waves in the boundless bay. Your shining light and your dreams alive for the ones you’ve brought this way. Grown-up beluga, sing a song of peace, sing a song of diversity, child-honoring, social justice, climate action. We need to hear you!

While the lyrics are amazing on their own, it truly is worth a listen to, again and again. But be forewarned, it just may bring tears to your eyes.

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Posted by Raffi on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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