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Little Laveau by Erin Rovin

Storytime: Little Laveau, a magical bedtime story by Erin Rovin

It’s storytime from Confetti Park! In this episode, we hear the sweet and clever tale of Little Laveau, narrated by the author, Erin Rovin. Little Laveau is an enchanting little bedtime story set in the Louisiana bayou. Laveau is a lovable character who draws on her deep family roots and the magical environment for inspiration as she helps […]

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Doreen Ketchens wails on clarinet on a street in New Orleans. Photo used with permission from http://doreensjazz.com/

Music Memory from clarinetist Doreen Ketchens

Walking down Royal Street on a sunny afternoon, you are very likely to find Doreen Ketchens wailing on her clarinet, leading an enthusiastic band and delighting passersby with her vibrant personality and bold, joyful sound. Doreen has been called “Queen Clarinet,” “the female Louis Armstrong,” and “Lady Louie.” She has a quick smile, an easygoing […]

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Foots Quinn plays some train songs

Music Memory from Foots Quinn

Terry “Foots” Quinn is a singer-songwriter from Bogalusa, Louisiana. Foots plays guitar and harmonica, and considers his biggest influences to be the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Allman Brothers, and rural blues and country players such as Jimmie Davis and Jimmie Rodgers.  Foots is the nephew of an important pioneer of early jazz guitar named Snoozer Quinn. Foots writes […]

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The Hungry for Music RV, a.k.a. the Magic Music Bus, is traveling the United States to share its mission.

Interview with Hungry for Music founder Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell: transforming lives with the gift of music This month, you might see a happy-looking RV around New Orleans (and traveling the highways and byways of Louisiana) wrapped in decals of guitars, trumpets, and violins and positive messages of music empowerment. It’s the “Hungry for Music” RV, aka the  “Magic Music Bus,” and for […]

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Carole Gauthier Lancon

Music Memory from Carole Gauthier Lancon

Carole Gauthier Lancon is an artist, long-time arts educator and art therapist who lives in a small village called Parks, Louisiana on the banks of Bayou Teche.  Originally from St. Martinville, Carole grew up in a family where art and art making were an everyday part of life. She also had a musical childhood, and […]

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Storytime: The Girl Who Danced with the Devil

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear an old folk tale called, “The Girl Who Danced with the Devil.” It is narrated for you by Catherine Golden, an early childhood teacher living in New Orleans. This tale originates in French Acadia culture (you can find it in the delightful Danny Kaye’s Around the World Story Book) and […]

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Andrew Baham. Photo from http://www.andrewbahamonline.com/

Music Memory from Andrew Baham

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear a childhood music memory from New Orleans-born trumpet player Andrew Baham. Andrew has been playing the trumpet since the age of 11 years old. He studied at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and under the tutelage of players such as Ronald Benko, Clyde Kerr, Jr., and Nicholas […]

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