Republic & Adam Shepherd present...
BOUNCE XXVI featuring Big Freedia, Katey Red, Ms. Tee
Walt Wiggady, JC Styles, Rusty Lazer
828 S. Peters Street
New Orleans, LA, 70130
This event is 18 and over
Big Freedia (pronounced "Free-da") is the undisputed "Queen Diva" of Bounce Music, and performs six or more times a week in various venues throughout her home town of New Orleans.
Bounce Music is an original urban music rising up from the intimate and fun-loving nature of the New Orleans housing projects which dominate the city's street culture, and Freedia performs a derivative of Bounce reserved for self-proclaimed "Sissies" (a locally used name for biological men with varied and ambiguous sexual identities) that has risen to prominence in recent years and features explicitly gay and cross-dressing musicians and themes. Big Freedia, like other "Sissy" artists, has achieved mainstream success with several New Orleans hit singles such as "Gin in My System" and "Azz Everywhere!" from her albums "An Ha, Oh Yeah" (1999) and "Queen Diva" (2003). Freedia began her musical career almost 15 years ago at the Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans, where she was enlisted as choir director from her Sophomore to Senior years. She sees her performance as a Bounce artist as an extension of this work, often interacting in a call and response/teacher and student, fashion with her audiences.
Rusty Lazer is a DJ from New Orleans that specializes in the street music of his adopted home town and has been touring with BIG FREEDIA the past several years. Following in the tradition of the second line parades and block parties that make New Orleans famous, Rusty Lazer spins songs from the three hundred year old repertoire of street music this decadent city has to offer. In a single set, dancers are likely to hear the hypnotic beat of the Mardi Gras Indians, Hot Jazz from the early 20th century, Twists from the 50's, Soul and R&B from the 1960's and 70's, Brass Band jams stretching across all of these eras and even the modern block party sounds of Hip Hop and Bounce Music along with mash-ups of all of the above created by Rusty Lazer himself.
$5.00 - $10.00