Sound Scenes from the Field

11 August 2012 at 17:00 8 comments

Meredith Pierce | KF18 | New Orleans

As I spend more time here in New Orleans — and as I get ready to depart — I have started to appreciate the daily sounds I take for granted. Just as important as the visual scenery, sounds can transport us to faraway locations.

In the past months, Kiva Fellows have shared video stories, insights on public transportation and accounts of our excursions into the field, but we’d like to invite you to experience our everyday lives through sound. Below are some clips that a few of us recorded in our various countries. Can you tell what they’re of or where they were recorded? Give us your best guess in the comments!

Hint: they’re from current fellows. I’ll post the answers in the comments in a few days.

Sound #1

Sound #2

Sound #3

Sound #4

Sound #5

Sound #6

Meredith Pierce is a Kiva Fellow working with ASI Federal Credit Union and Good Work Network in New Orleans, LA. Check out the Kiva New Orleans page for more information.

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  • 1. Meredith Pierce  |  16 August 2012 at 07:27

    And the answers….
    #1 = a second line from New Orleans
    #2 = under the wind chime tree in City Park, New Orleans
    #3 = Ssese Island in Uganda (courtesy of Kiva Fellow Julie Kriegshaber)
    #4 = one of the (almost) daily thunderstorms in New Orleans
    #5 = a live band playing marimba in Nicaragua at a birthday party (courtesy of Kiva Fellow Luan Nio)
    #6 = Kiva Fellow Carissa Look’s taxi ride in Accra, Ghana

  • 2. luannio  |  14 August 2012 at 07:31

    #1 must be New Orleans!! Makes me want to go there!!

  • […] Sound Scenes from the Field Meredith Pierce | KF18 | New Orleans In a unique post focusing on the audible elements of a Kiva Fellowship, Meredith compiles sound bytes passed on by Fellows all over the world.  Can you guess which sound byte is from which country? […]

  • 4. p  |  13 August 2012 at 08:26

    i’m guessing #3 is Nola, maybe #1? i don’t know!

    neat concept!

  • 5. gringacarioca  |  13 August 2012 at 07:55

    Do I hear a second line parade in there?

    • 6. Meredith Pierce  |  15 August 2012 at 08:53

      Good ear! One of the last ones of the season.

  • 7. Ann  |  12 August 2012 at 20:54

    this is wonderful! Wild guess on #5 is Guatemala.

    • 8. Meredith Pierce  |  15 August 2012 at 08:53

      So close!

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