Big Freedia To Perform At The Sett | Events
The Wisconsin Union Directorate Music Committee presents Big Freedia and the Divas at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, in The Sett at Union South at 1308 W. Dayton St.
Big Freedia, the undisputed "Queen Diva" of bounce music, 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.
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.
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.
This free event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.
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