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New Orleans, LA

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Music Medley of Kids Music: Grizzly & Harp

5/12/2018
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Welcome to Confetti Park, a magical show featuring stories and music for children of all ages. I’ve been gathering songs from across my home state of Louisiana and from places around the Mississippi Delta. I just love the variety or music—blues, jazz, country, rock n roll, rap and church music and Cajun, and brass band… there’s a lot to learn and I am still listening and learning every day. I hope you like what I share with you. This is a music medley of songs featured on the show this...

Duration:00:05:07

Storytime: Little Orphan Annie Ledbetter, the Laughing Dog

4/20/2018
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It was hot. VERY hot. Dave, Ted and I finally remembered this fact about the day that we rescued Annie Ledbetter off the side of a country highway, because we recalled that the little pads of her paws were burned off by the heat of the asphalt. Little Orphan Annie Ledbetter, the Laughing Dog, was a medium sized solid black mutt who had been abandoned on the Blanchard Latex Road in rural Caddo Parish in northwest Louisiana. We know she was abandoned because she was running back and forth...

Duration:00:07:20

Storytime: The Adventures Of The Swamp Kids – A Dog Named Cat By Leif Pedersen

4/10/2018
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There is something special about a Catahoula Leopard Dog! What strange and magical breed...It’s the state dog of Louisiana. And it’s celebrated in the cute children’s book by Leif Pedersen. The author himself narrates the fun-filled adventure in A Dog Named Cat, the fourth book in The Adventures of The Swamp Kids series. The Swamp Kids travel to a nearby animal shelter in hopes of finding a new pet they can adopt and bring home. They find a Louisiana Catahoula Cur puppy and learn all...

Duration:00:04:14

Music Medley: Ice Cream Scream!

3/7/2018
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This is Confetti Park, a magical playground of music and stories for kids everywhere. What’s unique about these songs, and these stories, is that they all come from Louisiana. Today you’re going to hear songs from all corners of the state, and across a century of time. This is music that has touched generations of children…. I’m talking about songs that were popular when your grandparents were kids, that are sung by children today. Like "Skip to My Lou," a song that has stood the test of...

Duration:00:03:16

Music Medley: Okra Man

2/24/2018
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Hi everyone, Here is another music medley from Confetti Park. And in this episode, you will hear lots of songs about fresh fruits and vegetables. In the radio version of this program, we listen to a story about our recently departed dear Mr. Okra. (You can listen to the story here: Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables by Lashon Daley) Mr. Okra passed away this week, and he was one of the last of the New Orleans street vendors. Mr. Okra sold fresh fruits and vegetables from a...

Duration:00:06:00

Confetti Park: Mardi Gras Indians, Brass Bands, Piano Profs!

2/10/2018
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Confetti Park: Mardi Gras Indians, Brass Bands, Piano Profs! Hi kids! It’s Mardi Gras time in Louisiana! Confetti Park is a kids radio show out of New Orleans. In my city the kids are out of school while we celebrate the end of the Epiphany season with parades, lots of good food, and music. Brass bands, marching bands, Indian chants, and sweet rock n roll. I’d like to bring you along for the carnival ride today… Every city that celebrates Mardi Gras has its own special customs, and in...

Duration:00:05:38

Music Medley: Gummy Bears (A Mardi Gras Mix)

2/2/2018
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Confetti Park: A Mardi Gras music medley! Hello from Confetti Park in New Orleans where we are celebrating Mardi Gras ! The most magical time of the year. If you listen to this show regularly, you know that at Confetti Park we celebrate the magic you find in everyday, in the beats on the street, the clapping of children, and the laughter and musical sounds of life! But Mardi Gras… it’s something special. There is a feeling in the air of joie de vivre… We’re going to celebrate with some...

Duration:00:04:30

Music Medley: Time Flies

12/29/2017
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Happy New Year! Enjoy this new medley of family friendly songs created by Louisiana artists. This episode of Confetti Park, which airs in its entirety on the lucky radio stations listed below, has songs that appeal to children of all ages that reach back through generations. The music reflects the variety of sounds that come from our fertile Mississippi valley. Also featured in this episode, the storytime feature Swamp Kids: The Lost Chord, narrated by author by Leif Pedersen, and a music...

Duration:00:04:52

Music Medley: Mississippi Fishing

12/11/2017
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Hi everybody! Enjoy this new medley of family friendly songs created in Louisiana. This episode of Confetti Park, which airs in its entirety on the lucky radio stations listed below, has songs that kids and the grownups will love, that reflect the unique culture of Louisiana and the American South. Today's special episode features songs celebrating the great river that courses through our lives: the Mississippi River. The very ground beneath our feet was created by this river, over...

Duration:00:04:14

Storytime: Louis Lion – When It Gets Dark, I May Start Cryin’ by Cindy Foust

11/22/2017
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In this episode of Confetti Park Storytime, we hear Louis Lion – When It Gets Dark, I May Start Cryin’. This book is narrated by the author, Cindy Foust, creator of the Alpha-kidZ book series. Each letter of the alphabet gets a feature story and a feature creature who has an adventure and learns a lesson. Louis Lion – When It Gets Dark, I May Start Cryin’ is the “L” book in the series, of course! And little Louis has a problem that many children share…. fear of the dark and being alone in...

Duration:00:04:27

Animator Deborah A. Anderson discusses black hair, illustrations, and animations

10/28/2017
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In this episode of Confetti Park, we meet Deborah A. Anderson, New Orleans based animator and creator of The Black Hair Alphabet, a children’s book that explores different African-American hairstyles from A-Z. In this interview, Deborah discusses why and how she created the book, and shares insight into the interesting worlds of video game avatars, 3D illustration, and the animation industry. Says Deborah, “The idea behind the book came from a conversation with some colleagues in...

Duration:00:10:02

Music Medley: Honey Comb

10/20/2017
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Hi everybody! Enjoy this new medley of family friendly songs created in Louisiana. This episode of Confetti Park, which airs in its entirety on the lucky radio stations listed below, has songs that kids and the grownups will love, that reflect the unique culture of Louisiana and the American South. We've got songs about possums, bees, foxes, bubbles, and Cajun prairie trail rides. Listen up! Songs featured in this episode, in order: Pretty Purple Possums - Angela Mannino Joke of the...

Duration:00:06:00

Music Medley: Candles Out

10/2/2017
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Confetti Park: A music medley of children's music from Louisiana Hi everybody! Enjoy this new medley of family friendly songs created by Louisianans (or transplants who will always call Louisiana home). This episode of Confetti Park, which airs in its entirety on the lucky radio stations listed below, has songs in the vein of Cajun, rock, blues, folk, jazz, and FUN! Listen up! Songs featured in this episode, in order: Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - Papillon Joke of the Day - Candle...

Duration:00:05:50

Music Medley: Smelly Pup

9/8/2017
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Confetti Park: A music medley of children's music from Louisiana… dogs! We love dogs! This medley of children's songs showcases the diversity of Louisiana music. And today’s music medley features all songs about dogs! You know what that means.... These are also songs about faithful friends. Songs featured in this episode, in order: Three Legged Dog - Imagination Movers Joke of the Day - Something Smells My Dog - Johnette Downing Best Friends - Zachary Richard BULLFROG - narrated by...

Duration:00:03:04

Storytime: Brer Rabbit and the Peanut Patch by Dianne de Las Casas

8/24/2017
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Listen to the magical storytelling of Louisiana children’s author Dianne de Las Casas. Here is Dianne reading “Brer Rabbit and the Peanut Patch,” from her collection Jambalaya – Stories With Louisiana Flavor. Brer Rabbit is a favorite recurring character in Louisiana folklore—as in all regions with strong African-American and Native American cultural influences. Brer Rabbit is a “trickster” figure, who can get out of tough situations and win the day though cunning and quick...

Duration:00:07:27

Music Medley: Spider & the Firefly

8/15/2017
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Fireflies, lightnin’ bugs… catch ‘em in a jar. Then let ‘em go, and watch ‘em fly far. Can you believe how many wonderful children’s songs there are from Louisiana? Jazz, zydeco, blues, rock…. it just goes on and on. Songs featured in this episode, in order: When the Saints Go Marching In - Hack Bartholomew Joke of the Day - Spider & the Firefly Jump - Schatzy This Little Light - Kermit Ruffins Turkey Snapping Turtle - narrated by Louis Ray Firefly - Jazzy Ash When You’re In Love...

Duration:00:04:28

Music Medley: Zeros & Eights

8/7/2017
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Confetti Park: A music medley of children's music from Louisiana… lots of variety! This medley of children's songs showcases the diversity of Louisiana music. And today’s music medley features songs about frogs, leap frog, the alphabet in French, rocket ships, and more. What a variety from a huge talent pool of musicians. Songs featured in this episode, in order: Super Frog - Asylum Street Spankers Joke of the Day - Zeros and Eights Can You Do It? - Imagination Movers Leap Frog -...

Duration:00:03:46

Music Medley: Grandpa T-Rex

7/29/2017
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Confetti Park: A music medley of children's music from Louisiana… lots of variety! This medley of children's songs showcases the diversity of Louisiana music. And today’s music medley features songs about lots of sea creatures and jokes about dinosaurs. Oysters, stingrays, seagulls, dolphins, submarines, rowboats, T-Rexes? What a variety! Songs featured in this episode, in order: Oscar de la Oyster - Louisiana Pollywogs Joke of the Day - Grandpa T-Rex Yellow Submarine - Papa Grows...

Duration:00:03:53

Music Medley: To Catch a Squirrel

7/23/2017
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Confetti Park: A music medley of children's music from Louisiana… lots of variety! This medley of kids music shows the diversity of Louisiana musicians. And today’s music medley features songs about raccoons, emus, animals at the aquarium, lullabies, irresistible dance tunes, and more. There are also sweet poems and jokes and jumprope jingles throughout. Songs featured in this episode, in order: Also included in this episode is a Music Memory from Darleen Ketchens, beloved New Orleans...

Duration:00:06:05

Storytime: God from A to Z by Robin House

7/15/2017
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From North Louisiana (Bossier Parish) comes a Bible-inspired book suitable for all ages because of its unique multilayered approach. For families of Christian faith who want an easy way to teach their children about Bible verses and God, that can be revisited again and again as the child grows, this book is ideal. As you listen to Robin narrate her book, you will hear the very simple layer ideal for young children. As Robin moves through the alphabet, she describes characteristics of...

Duration:00:05:27

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