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Confetti Park

Confetti Park is a playground of magical music and stories spun in Louisiana. Showcasing songs that kids love, songs created for kids, and created by kids. Sparkling interviews, in-studio performances, delightful musical medleys, jokes, local author storytime, and a little surprise lagniappe make for an entertaining show! Created by Katy Hobgood Ray of New Orleans.
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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 25, 2017

Confetti Park is a community radio program out of New Orleans. We feature local storytellers and songs that kids love, songs created for kids, or created by kids, right here in Louisiana. This medley of kids music shows the diversity of Louisiana musicians. Songs featured in this episode, in order:

Summit of Sound – kids at the Renzi Center in Shreveport
Mardi Gras – Mr. Michael’s Class of Young Audiences Raps
Nobody Likes Fun More Than Me! – Don Hoffman and Bryan Wagar
Big Hola – Imagination Movers
Lollipop Tree – Judy Caplan Ginsburgh
Lemonade, Crunchy Ice – Confetti Park Players
The Clapping Song – Confetti Park Players
Skunk in the Grave Yard – Sadie Strong
Coconuts – Virginia Strong
Bubblegum in a Dish – Belin Walker
Days of the Week – Jason & Layla
Allons a Lafayette – La bande Feufollet

Also featured in this episode, a story called Alphonse and the Alligator by Black Guidry and a music memory from Carole Gauthier Lancon.


The Confetti Park hosted by Katy Hobgood Ray, features music and stories spun in Louisiana. It showcases songs that kids love, songs created for kids, and songs created by kids. Sparkling interviews, in-studio performances, delightful music medleys, jokes, local author storytime, and a little surprise lagniappe make for an entertaining show!

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The radio program version launched on April 4, 2015 in New Orleans on WHIV FM and is supported by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, OffBeat magazine and Music Rising at Tulane University.

Current broadcast schedule:

WHIV 102.3 FM in New Orleans every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. (Listen via Live Stream)

KSLU 90.9 FM in Hammond every Sunday at 12 p.m. NOON

Community radio stations, interested in carrying Confetti Park? Contact Katy Ray.

Feb 18, 2017

Confetti Park is a community radio program out of New Orleans. We feature local storytellers and songs that kids love, songs created for kids, or created by kids, right here in Louisiana. This medley of kids music shows the diversity of Louisiana musicians. Songs featured in this episode, in order:

Also featured in this episode, The Little Louisiana Pine Tree, and a music memory from Duane Petri.


The Confetti Park hosted by Katy Hobgood Ray, features music and stories spun in Louisiana. It showcases songs that kids love, songs created for kids, and songs created by kids. Sparkling interviews, in-studio performances, delightful music medleys, jokes, local author storytime, and a little surprise lagniappe make for an entertaining show!

Subscribe on iTunes

The radio program version launched on April 4, 2015 in New Orleans on WHIV FM and is supported by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, OffBeat magazine and Music Rising at Tulane University. Current broadcast schedule: WHIV 102.3 FM in New Orleans every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. (Listen via Live Stream) KSLU 90.9 FM in Hammond every Sunday at 12 p.m. NOON Community radio stations, interested in carrying Confetti Park? Contact Katy Ray.

Feb 18, 2017

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear “The Beaver’s Tale of Greed” by Iran Martin, from his book Grand’s Fairy Tales. This is an adapted version of a Grimm’s fairy tale called the “Fisherman and his Wife.”

In the older version of the tale, which was first written in Germany in the 1800s, a poor fisherman and his wife are blessed with wishes by a magical fish in exchange for releasing it. However, the wife becomes greedy and the husband, who wants to please her, goes along with her ever-more selfish demands to the fish.

In this version, adapted and narrated by Iran Martin along with his wife Henryell, the main character is a trapper who saves the life of a magical beaver, and the story takes place in a forest.

Iran and Henryell live in Bossier City, in north Louisiana. They are native New Orleanians who moved to north Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. “The Beaver’s Tale of Greed” and all of the tales and fables in Grand’s Fairy Tales are steeped in Louisiana folklore and imagery of the forests, bayous and other water ways of our beautiful state. And many of them offer a moral for the reader to take away.

You can look forward to more stories from Iran and Henryell Martin on Confetti Park!

Buy Grand’s Fairy Tales on Amazon.

Feb 11, 2017

Confetti Park is a community radio program out of New Orleans. We feature local storytellers and songs that kids love, songs created for kids, or created by kids, right here in Louisiana. This medley of kids music shows the diversity of Louisiana musicians. Songs featured in this episode, in order:

  • I Was Born To Blow This Horn – Michael-Leon Wooley

  • Ballin’ the Jack – The Swing Setters

  • Throw Me Something Mista (Feat. Mista Cookie Jar) – Jazzy Ash

  • This Land is Your Land – Renzi Center Kids

  • Sue – Michael “Beausoliel” Doucet With Family & Friends

  • Animal Fair - Confetti Park Players
  • Hands and Feet (Are to Myself) – Patricia Reece

 

Also featured in this episode, The Jungle Grapevine narrated by Alex Beard, a music memory from Anthony Dopsie, a street vendor chant, and poems by Hrilina, Dameon, and Belen.

The Confetti Park hosted by Katy Hobgood Ray, features music and stories spun in Louisiana. It showcases songs that kids love, songs created for kids, and songs created by kids. Sparkling interviews, in-studio performances, delightful music medleys, jokes, local author storytime, and a little surprise lagniappe make for an entertaining show!

The radio program version launched on April 4, 2015 in New Orleans on WHIV FM and is supported by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, OffBeat magazine and Music Rising at Tulane University.

Community radio stations, interested in carrying Confetti Park? Contact Katy Ray.

Feb 7, 2017

In this episode of Confetti Park, New Orleans-based trombonist Dr. David Phy shares early music memories of learning how to read sheet music with his dad.

David is a professional musician who has performed with national acts and jazz artists such as The 4 Tops, The Temptations, Bonerama, Delfeyo Marsalis, The Yin Yang Twins, Chip McNeil, Louis Belson, Lena Prima, Louis Prima Jr., Charo, and the Dukes of Dixieland. He has taught at Tulane University, University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College in New Orleans.

David grew up in a musical household. His father was a professional pianist, organist, and teacher. His role as church organist led to David' earliest interactions with written music. Says David:

"Growing up, my father was the church organist. At the end of church, there is always the postlude, where there's a nice big organ fanfare piece, as people are supposed to go out into the world and carry on the philosophy of the sermon.

I remember I used to run up the stairs to the church loft where he would be playing organ, and he would need me to turn pages for him.

As he said 'Turn the page,' I knew that he would be starting at the top...so though I couldn't read music...I kind of started following along.

I would play a game with myself, to think, 'I bet, as I'm following along with my eyes, I can guess roughly when he needs me to turn the page....' That was one of my earliest moments with music."

David explains how these early experiences led him to playing in high school, college, cruise ships, Vegas, and now, New Orleans!


Isn't it wonderful how these childhood musical interactions with his father led to a full, lifelong career in music? Thanks for sharing your memory, Dr. Dave! 

Learn more about David Phy

Feb 4, 2017

Confetti Park is a community radio program out of New Orleans. We feature local storytellers and songs that kids love, songs created for kids, or created by kids, right here in Louisiana. This medley of kids music shows the diversity of Louisiana musicians. Songs featured in this episode, in order:

Also featured in this episode, a folk story called The Devil's Marriage; a Music Memory from Jayna Morgan, and a poem of childhood by Darrell Bourque, a Louisiana poet laureate.

The Confetti Park hosted by Katy Hobgood Ray, features music and stories spun in Louisiana. It showcases songs that kids love, songs created for kids, and songs created by kids. Sparkling interviews, in-studio performances, delightful music medleys, jokes, local author storytime, and a little surprise lagniappe make for an entertaining show!

Subscribe on iTunes

Community radio stations, interested in carrying Confetti Park? Contact Katy Ray.

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