Posts Tagged ‘Bounce’

Big Freedia: “Everybody Has a Butt, No Matter What Size It Is”

New Orleans bounce isn't subtle music: Loud and direct, the genre is known for its distinctive beat and repetitive vocal hooks. Oh, and its fervor for ass-shaking. (Listen to DJ Jubilee's landmark "Back That Ass Up"—or any bounce track ever created—for proof.) New Orleans' Big Freedia lends her own twists on the theme in "Azz [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Fall for the Book Festival

George Mason University's Fall for the Book Festival kicked off yesterday and runs through the end of the week, wrapping up right before the National Book Festival on the Mall. Today at 3 p.m., dancer and Balanchine protégé Jacques d'Amboise chats about his book, I Was a Dancer; at 4:30 p.m., novelist Tayari Jones (Leaving Atlanta, The [...]