Goings On About Town: Night Life
Big FreediaOct. 31: In the past few years, the flamboyantly gay New Orleans music known as Sissy Bounce has morphed from a local style, blasted through the blown-out sound systems of dingy Ninth Ward clubs, into a worldwide phenomenon. Now, with a high-profile nod from Diplo and placement at the country’s top music festivals, Sissy Bounce is nipping at the heels of the mainstream. Freddie Ross, who performs and releases raw dance music as Big Freedia, has been largely credited with leading this charge; she’s been making high-impact dance music since 1999, and was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award last year.
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