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Darrell Bourque

Sunday Afternoons – a poem by Darrell Bourque

“It was the sound of horses’ hooves that drummed and lodged…” Louisiana poet laureate Darrell Bourque narrates a poem of childhood for Confetti Park. This is “Sunday Afternoons,” a memory of his own experiences growing in a rural Cajun community near Sunset, Louisiana. Mr. Bourque is Professor Emeritus in English at the University of Louisiana […]

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Storytime: Gumbo, Fried Cheese, the Saints and Drew Brees by Patricia Reece

Every year when the leaves start to fall, I visit my Grandpa and we have a ball. With snoballs, streetcars, beignets, and the Dome, New Orleans is a place he is proud to call home. So begins this adorable love letter to New Orleans, as told through the eyes of a child who is visiting […]

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David Rosser on guitar. Photo by Sally Asher

Guitarist David Rosser shares some early childhood musical memories

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear a childhood music memory from David Rosser, a talented guitarist and multi instrumentalist who lives in New Orleans. Dave shares about how his big brother was one of his greatest musical influences—and how they bonded and he learned from listening to records—especially the Beatles! Dave has toured the […]

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Music Medley: Holes

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: Iko, Iko – Buckwheat Zydeco […]

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Storytime: The Fifolet by Johnette Downing

In this edition of Confetti Park, we have a very special reading by Louisiana children’s author Johnette Downing. This is a narration of her new book, The Fifolet. The fifolet (or feufollet) is a very spooky Louisiana legend that appears frequently in Cajun and Houmas Indian folklore. The say that the fifolet are swamp spirits […]

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Music Medley: Crawfish Holes

Confetti Park is a community radio program and podcast 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: Wishing To Go […]

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