is streamed live from Raffy's Cafe on Facebook every Saturday night at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST). We choose the music of a featured artist and, in the Facebook comment box, you tell us which of their songs you'd like to hear. Raffy, Mary and a guest artist will play and sing them for you. Join us!
Music feeds the soul and lifts the spirits. It's just what we need during the continuing covid-19 pandemic. In March 2020, when Winnipeg was experiencing its first lockdown, we decided to show our support for our front line workers in the hospitals, nursing homes and wider community by offering them the gift of music. Since our front liners and patrons can't visit the café in person for great food and live music, we come to them via the internet. Our first live stream was on May 2, 2020, and featured the music of the Eagles. We have surpassed the 35 broadcasts mark and are still going strong..
Raffy & Mary deliver lunch to frontliners in unit GH4 Health Sciences Centre. (Photo: J. Trinidad)
Raffy "Swap One" Ramiro, guitar, saxophone and vocals
Mary Mallari - vocals
Robbie Sobrevilla, lead guitar
Paul Henderson, guitar
Bruce Moore, guitar
Paul Morrow, bass
Bernard Florentino, drums
Louie "Oyet" Rosales, vocals
Ronald Trinidad, vocals