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Raffi Der Simonian has a lot of musical friends on his new album

If you've never heard of musician Raffi Der Simonian, you've definitely heard of the many musicians who have collaborated with him on the new album.

PORTLAND, Maine — When Raffi Der Simonian started putting a new album together, he knew he'd need some help. From Maine Academy of Modern Music alum, to harmonies from Emilia Dahlin, and brass compositions by the late Dave Noyes; the album "LEAP" includes a lot of big names. 

Anni Clark and Raffi Der Simonian have reserved the main room at the United States Custom House in Portland on October 24th (United Nations Day) for A Concert For Climate Change: An Evening of Environmental Advocacy. 

While there will be live music, including a song Clark has written in support of 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, the event will also circle around conversation with environmental thought leaders and youth advocates. The concert is also a fundraiser for SolaRISE Portland, which funds solar panels on the rooftops of schools in Portland.

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