4/26/2014 Big Freedia at Jazz FestThe first thing that hits you is the bass, booming and almost deafening in its intensity. Then there are the booties, abundant and defiantly moving to the rhythm as sweat flies across the stage. A Big Freedia concert is more than a show, it is an experience

Bounce music has been going strong for years in the South, as has twerking and the New Orleans native helped bring this movement to the forefront of the music industry with his high-energy anthems that encourage everyone, no matter your age or size, to shake something and get loose. At his SXSW concert in Austin earlier this year, I watched as fans from all backgrounds got lost in their own sweat and the bass, with Freedia and his dancers giving people the kind of energy in a show you could only dream of seeing. And his new album promises to deliver that sweet, sweat-tinged bounce to listeners all across the world.

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