Big Freedia

Triple Ds presents

Big Freedia

Noot D' Noot, Speakerfoxxx

Fri, August 24, 2012

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 18 and over

Big Freedia
Big Freedia
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. Read More...

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.

While also running a successful decorating business (for which she counts the Mayor's office as a client), Freedia recently developed a musical about her life entitled "Catch That Beat" which featured cameo appearances by a who's who of New Orleans Bounce artists alongside the story of her upbringing in New Orleans 3rd Ward. Since 2009 Freedia has begun traveling outside the city regularly with her dancers and live DJ, Rusty Lazer, playing to audiences on the East and West Coast alongside (or onstage with) artists such as Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, Japanther, Monique and many more. Big Freedia has always acted as a mentor for many younger artists and is currently at work on her third album. This year Freedia performed on the West coast with New Orleans band Galactic, recreating her collaboration on the critically-acclaimed 2010 album "Ya-Ka-May", and at North By Northeast alongside Kid Sister, De La Soul and her New Orleans neighbors Quintron and Miss Pussycat. Freedia will be performing at FYFest in Los Angeles soon, and will share the stage with Major Lazer at MusicfestNW in Portland this September. Later appearances are planned for the Windish Agency Showcase at CMJ and Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.
Speakerfoxxx
Speakerfoxxx
The hip hop sweetheart of the deep south & named "Best Unsigned Female DJ" in 2011, Speakerfoxxx is infamous for her ability to cross genres with her blended love of hip hop, trap, snap, down South, East Coast, dope boy anthems, dancehall and electronic music--an alluring brand of gaudy sex appeal only a queen hustler from the ATL could pull off. From gracing the decks with hip hop heavy weights DJ's Don Cannon, Red Alert, De La Sol's Maseo, DJ Nabs and DJ Klever, to sharing the stage with JT Money, Yelawolf, Gangsta Boo, Monica and Ne-Yo, all the way to private parties for pop sensations Justin Bieber and Dannity Kane, Speakerfoxxx--the only female member of Yelawolf's crew/label ★SLUMERICAN★ as well as the only female resident DJ on East Village Radio's down South hip hop show "Ballers Eve"--is making bootys bounce in clubs all across nation with her infectious beats and undeniable hood glamour. Catch the Foxxx at her notoriously packed weekly residencies at the W hotels and El Bar in Atlanta, or on tour with the Slumerican family as Yelawolf's artist--Rittz's--official DJ as well as Three-Six Mafia's Gangsta Boo's official DJ.
Venue Information:
Terminal West
887 West Marietta St. Studio C
Atlanta, GA, 30318
http://www.terminalwestatl.com/