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Andreas and daughter Ramona, who is already showing a love for songwriting

Andreas Sahar shares about a musical childhood and following the call

Andreas Sahar, of New Orleans, is a musician, songwriter, and the artistic director of Totally Square Records.  In this interview with Confetti Park, Andreas talks about his record label, about his earliest childhood musical memories, and about nurturing a love for music within his own young children. Wimmerpot From Andreas’ childhood recollections is the enchanting […]

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Dr. David Phy plays trombone

Trombonist David Phy recalls turning sheet music for the church organist–his dad

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 […]

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Music Medley: Frog on a Lily Pad

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: Down in New Orleans – Anika […]

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Minnie Maude Carter Boston, born in Nathan, Ark., August 18, 1888.

Storytime: Diamonds in the Rough—1800s Memories of Minnie Carter

A very long time ago, my great-grandmother Minnie Carter Boston shared for posterity some of her memories of life growing up in rural Arkansas in the late 1800s, in the piney woods and rolling hills. Her daughter-in-law (and my grandmother) Gypsy Damaris Petty Boston transcribed the memories while they lived in Shreveport, Louisiana. Arkansas is […]

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Crystal Thomas is a singer and a trombonist in Shreveport

“Go for it!” Crystal Thomas shares a funny childhood music memory about gumption

Crystal Thomas is a Shreveport-based songwriter, singer and trombonist who regularly performs around Louisiana. A performer of the blues and gospel, you can find her (if not in churches) at various clubs like Southern Soul Lounge and at the venerated Monday Night Blues Jam at Lee’s in Shreveport. In this episode of Confetti Park, Crystal shares a […]

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Judy Caplan Ginsburgh has been performing children's music since 1981.

Validating a child’s talent can set them on a lifelong musical journey

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear a special childhood memory from Judy Caplan Ginsburgh of Alexandria, Louisiana, an internationally recognized and multi-award winning performer, recording artist and educator. Judy sings as a cantorial soloist and travels throughout North America presenting concerts, residencies, educational keynotes and workshops. Judy works actively in both Jewish and non-Jewish […]

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Interview with Kid Chef Eliana about her foodie inspirations & aspirations

In this episode of Confetti Park, Katy Hobgood Ray interviews Kid Chef Eliana de Las Casas, a New Orleans-based chef who is seriously one of the hardest-working kids around. Eliana has been cooking since she was four years old! Her interested hasn’t waned over the years from those early days of watching her family elders make food in […]

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Jimmy Caskey

Jimmy Caskey’s lifelong fascination with recorded music

It’s a music memory brought to you by Confetti Park! Jimmy Caskey lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he and his wife Jacques own and operate a beloved lunchtime restaurant called Jacquelyn’s Cafe. Jimmy has been playing guitar all his life, and has performed in several different bands around north Louisiana. Whenever people go to Jacquelyn’s […]

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Rich Collins

Thanksgiving playlists make beautiful music memories for Rich Collins

It’s a childhood music memory from Rich Collins, a founder and front man for one of the most popular children’s music groups in the world, the Imagination Movers. Rich also has a burgeoning solo career, with a new album of songs geared toward adults. (Scroll down for music videos!) In this music memory, Rich talks about the music […]

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Doheny as band leader. Photo by Sally Asher

John Doheny recalls jamming cartoon theme songs as a kid

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear a childhood music memory from New Orleans-based saxophonist John Doheny. John has a long career as a professional jazz musician, band leader, writer, and educator. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, he first started playing clarinet as a child and was part of youth orchestras from an early […]

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