The markets are held once or twice a week. Often on Saturdays or Mondays.
Rural markets are mainly outdoors, on unpaved yards and the goods are displayed over fabrics or plastic sheets, but there are also sellers with tables covered by a roof, basically a kind of wooden stall. Other sellers have an actual brick wall shop leaning against the buildings that surround the market.
Lastly, there are areas that are paved with concrete and covered with large metal and wooden roofs that give shelter to several sellers.
The acoustics are essentially of 3 types:
1) Completely open air, on dirt yards and roads.
2) Outdoors but covered by metal or plastic sheets or by organic materials such as interwoven bamboo.
3) Areas protected by large corrugated metal roofs.
The rural markets are arranged in sectors, goods are grouped into specific areas: there’s the vegetables section, the live animalsarea, the butchery area, furniture area, iron area, various plastic objects section, clothing etc.
The sellers come from several nearby villages and the countryside. The flow itself of the sellers arriving to the market creates an interesting and important transiting soundscape which will be covered in another section of this research.
The sounds heard in the rural markets are mainly the following:
live animals for sale: chickens, goats.