Edward Found Sounds: Hustle, Bustle Market Sounds

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!
‘Pound your banana, two pound your pear’ is what I would hear every weekend as a kid, wandering around the local outdoor markets picking up groceries with my parents. In England the market is filled with cries from cockney stallholders trying to grab your attention, and be the ones to sell you your pound of bananas. London Survey Sounds caught a great clip of a bustling British market from the streets of Romford. Romford market traders’ cries by London Sound Survey

London Sound Survey have collected 800 recordings from in and around London, to represent London life, past and present.

You can hear a real difference when you travel to a market in another country. The stallholders in Spain are much more relaxed, not trying to haggle and barter with you like in London. Listen to the sounds of a Spanish outdoor market in Oviedo courtesy of Oscar de Avila.

OUTDOOR MARKET 01 by Oscar de Ávila

Photo by Bryce Edwards

In Marrakech, Morocco, they host one of the craziest markets known to man. In the centre of the city at Jemaa el-Fnaa, you will find stalls to buy your groceries, fix your car, buy your furniture, buy a snake….the list goes on! SoundCloud user radiozumbido has captured the sound of standing in the centre of Jemaa el-Fnaa when this market is going on, it sounds like pure mayhem.

Djemaa Elfna Square – Marrakech/Morocco by radiozumbido

The market was and still is a way of life for many people. The sounds that come along with them can characterize a nation, each unique to its own.

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.mcbriar Sarah McBriar

    Love this… the contrast between the two. One playing music and one not. Great photos too.