Big Freedia, born Freddie Ross, is known as the queen diva of bounce music. Bounce has made her famous, and she has a reality show and an autobiography.
Ten years ago, she was riding out Katrina with her family. Freedia tells her story outside the church in New Orleans' Third Ward where she learned to sing. She starts by defining bounce.
“It’s up-tempo, it’s heavy base, it’s call and respond. It has a lot to do with shaking the derriere.”