Confetti Park is coming to Shreveport in October!
On October 9 and 10, Confetti Park host Katy Hobgood Ray will be at the Renzi Education & Art Center (445 Egan St.) and at the Red River Revel in Shreveport to record musicians, storytellers, folklorists and others, including children. Please contact [email protected] to schedule an interview.
The Confetti Park radio program and podcast features children’s music and stories from Louisiana. Recorded music, field recordings, in-studio performances and interviews with musicians, authors, folklorists and other cultural representatives from across Louisiana are incorporated.
Katy curates commercial recordings as well as personal songs that well-known musicians may have created for their own kids, as well as small projects from after-school programs, churches and community groups. Each show is sprinkled with field recordings and childhood music memories of Louisiana musicians, as well as occasional bits of Louisiana folklore.
The radio program version launched on April 4, 2015 in New Orleans on WHIV-FM and is supported by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and Music Rising at Tulane University.
Confetti Park is currently broadcast on community radio stations in New Orleans (WHIV 102.3 FM) and Hammond (KSLU 90.0FM) and is being offered to other community radio stations around Louisiana for free. Segments of the show are available in a free podcast on iTunes. Visit https://confettipark.com for more information.