We are elated about the progress we are making with our community sound recordings. We are still busy gathering stories and have heard from some very interesting individuals. Our latest project and perhaps most ambitious, is that of 103 year old WW2 veteran, Major Fannie McClendon who grew up right here in Lafayette. She is the last surviving member from Louisiana of the All Black, female WW2 troupe, the 6888 Army Postal Battalion. We are taking our sound lab on the road to get her story. As we near Memorial day and celebrate Lafayette’s 200th birthday, it is amazing to think she lived more than half of that time and risked her life to protect us. We are continually surprised by the hidden gems in our community! We can’t wait to share these stories with you!
The Freetown Sound Lab has already hit the ground running with 5 in-person interviews of neighborhood citizens. We’ve already started to capture some amazing stories such as the Black Baseball League in Lafayette and The Circus Comes to Town, to name a few. We are planning the build-out for the in-house lab to begin early March. Website development is also underway. Stay tuned for more to come.
It’s The Freetown Sound Lab!! We’re still riding high from the 24 Hr Citizen event and enjoyed working alongside some pretty amazing folks…all of whose stories we plan to capture! We were awarded our request to create a digital sound lab in Freetown that will give our citizens a chance to be heard. We are in the process of planning the studio build which is scheduled to begin within the first quarter of next year. We held a neighborhood Harvest event on November 19th at Maison Creole de Freetown and secured a few of our first story prospects. Once the Holiday season is over, it’s go time! Can’t wait to share the lives, happenings, and people that make Acadiana special. Stay tuned!!