The Children’s Music Network is honored and grateful for the support of our wonderful Business Sponsors and Non-Profit Partners. This series is meant to shed a little more light on what they do. Today’s partner is Confetti Park.
1. What is your mission?
Confetti Park is a children’s media workshop, weekly radio program and podcast based out of New Orleans. The mission of Confetti Park aligns very much with that of the Children’s Music Network, to celebrate the positive power of music in children’s lives. We work with children to build community by sharing stories, music, and culture of Louisiana.
2. How do you apply it practically?
On the radio show and podcast, I feature Louisiana songs and stories created with, for, or by kids. Once I week, I teach a community choir of neighborhood children, and we learn regional songs, folk songs, and practice songwriting. The Confetti Park Players regularly contribute to the soundscape of the radio show.
3. Why did you choose to partner with CMN?
When I interviewed Judy Caplan Ginsburgh (in Alexandria) for my radio show, I learned about CMN. It seems like a wonderful way to get the word out about my radio show and podcast. And though my focus is on Louisiana music, I have so much to learn from a group like this about the children’s music canon.
4. What song from your own childhood do you still sing regularly?
Great question! I regularly sing the folk song “Tell Me Why.” I learned it while listening to “Prairie Home Companion” tapes with my grandfather… the first vesion I heard features Garrison Keillor singing. This song is so comforting to me and evokes warm family memories. I have shared it with my own son and with children in the choir.
5. What is your official dance move?
When I am really feeling it, I raise my hands in the air high above my head and clap.
Learn more about Katy and Confetti Park here.