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Photo of Katy and the Confetti Park Players at Jazz Fest, by Sally Asher (those are her feet in the foreground)

Look for Katy & the Confetti Park Players at Jazz Fest!

Katy Hobgood Ray and the band and some of the Confetti Park Players will be performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this year! We perform at the Kids Tent on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. SCHEDULE This year Katy is leading a smaller troupe of Confetti Park Players in an […]

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Mardi Gras Indians

Music Medley: Of Mardi Gras Indians, Brass Bands, Piano Profs

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 […]

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Cover, Riding on the Mississippi River

New song from Confetti Park Players: “Riding on the Mississippi River”

Exciting news from the Confetti Park workshop! The Confetti Park Players have just released their brand new single, “Riding on the Mississippi River.” The track is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Google Play, and other digital music services. “A song inspired by life along the Mississippi River, where beautiful riverboats & big ships rule, […]

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Deborah Anderson

Storytime: The Black Hair Alphabet by Deborah A. Anderson

It’s Confetti Park Storytime! In this episode, we hear The Black Hair Alphabet, narrated by author and illustrator Deborah A. Anderson. This is a children’s book that names different African-American hairstyles, from A-Z. Deborah’s illustrations, which she created digitally, showcase a terrific diversity of styles. A is for Afro. B is for Bantu Knot. C […]

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dinosaur doodle

Music Medley: Dino Mania!

Confetti Park: A music medley from Louisiana… kids songs about dinosaurs! This medley of kids music shows the diversity of Louisiana musicians. And today’s music medley features songs about dinosaurs! Songs featured in this episode, in order: When I Was a Dinosaur – Trout Fishing in America Joke of the Day – Pterodactyl Pee When […]

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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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Katy featured as a “Mompreneur” in NOLA Family magazine

Look for Katy Hobgood Ray and the Confetti Park Players in the October 2016 issue of NOLA Family! Katy is featured as a New Orleans Mompreneur in an article titled “Lullabies And Lagniappe” for her work as director of the choir and as a radio host/producer and book publisher. The article talks about how becoming […]

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Some of the Confetti Park Players attend the New Orleans Film Festival.

Watching Feufollet at the New Orleans Film Fest! #NOFF2016

I was SO excited to watch my music video “Feufollet” on the Entergy Giant Screen! It was an official selection at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival.  Look at this amazing company of Family Friendly Animated Shorts! The Boy Who Learned To Fly (Moonbot) Circles (Ma’agalim) (Uri Lotan) “Feufollet” (me!) Mosquito: The Bite of Passage (Teng Cheng, Brian Vincent Rhodes) […]

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Ol' Chumbucket reads to kids at Hubbell Library in Algiers Point

Interview with Ol’ Chumbucket, co-creator of Talk Like a Pirate Day

In this episode of Confetti Park, Katy Hobgood Ray interviews Ol’ Chumbucket, the co-creator of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. Chumbucket, also known as John Baur in certain circles, lives in New Orleans today (he has lived in many places including the Virgin Islands) and spends much of his time traveling the pirate […]

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