Singhala Music Presents
BIG FREEDIA & The Divas (USA) - Australian Tour 2011
Big Freedia (pronounced “Free-da”) is the undisputed “Queen Diva” of Bounce music. Bounce music rose out of the cultural hot pot of New Orleans street parties and is recognisable by its big booming dance rhythms and it's engaging call-and-response lyrics.
Big Freedia is at the forefront of a subgenre of Bounce, reserved for self proclaimed “Sissies”. That's a locally used term to describe sexually ambiguous and cross dressing club artists.
Sissy Bounce has risen to prominence in New Orleans and the incredibly popular Freedia performs 6 out 7 days of the week.
For the first time ever Australian audiences are invited to bounce with Freedia.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011 - LIVE
7/12 MELBOURNE Toff in Town w. Juiceboxxx
+ free bounce dance class - 7pm
8/12 SYDNEY Good God Small Club w. Juiceboxxx
9/12 MELBOURNE Grouse Party Roxanne
10/12 MEREDITH Music Festival 2am
LECTURE & WORKSHOP
w. Big Freedia & Altercation
4:30pm Free Entry
9/12 Melbourne Uni - Student Union Queer Department
The lecture/workshop involves ''Big Freedia'' and ''Altercation'', one of Freedia's dancers (and a dance instructor herself) as Cultural Ambassador and Translator.
Lecture on the significance of Bounce Music relating to identity of all types (class, race, gender, sexuality). All participants will expound on these topics with personal theories of identity, inclusion, musical cultural development, cultural reciprocation, the inter-relatedness of movement and consciousness, the history of this sacred dance and it's place in the New Orleans canon, and how exercising personal space can inform many aspects of our lives and identity. Freedia and Altercation would then be available for a Q&A.
ALTERCATION'S BOUNCE CLASS: THE ABC'S OF P-POPPIN'
At doors at 7:00pm
7/12 Toff in Town - free dance class - 7pm
In this dance class, participants will do three to four stretching sessions during which discussions about the body movements are explained and people are encouraged to discuss such topics as feminine sexual empowerment, cultural-reciprocation, the implications of the Bounce 'beat' and how it affects individuals personally. The students are then shown about five different basic movements/positions. The instructor, Altercation, will be moving amongst the class encouraging and correcting. Students are also paired off to learn how to promote movement by clapping and verbal encouragement, and by switching roles. People of ALL genders and all identities are encouraged to participate in the class. The 'pussy' is the focus of the movement, though those without a physical one will be put in touch with their own etheric 'pussy'. And it's a lot of FUN!