Big Freedia and The Suffers bring raw energy and soulful sound to Houston's House of BluesFans to see Big Freedia and The Suffers perform at The House of Blues in downtown Houston on Friday, January 17, 2020 Fans to see Big Freedia and The Suffers perform at The House of Blues in downtown Houston on Friday, January 17, 2020 Photo: Jamaal Ellis, Contributor Photo: Jamaal Ellis, Contributor Image 1 of / 108 Caption Close Big Freedia and The Suffers bring raw energy and soulful sound to Houston's House of Blues 1 / 108 Back to GalleryNever demure on stage, always packing a punch with booming vocals, boundary-busting artist Big Freedia enthralled Houston fans with 'bounce domination' at House of Blues on Friday night.
Hailed as the queen diva of bounce music, Big Freedia brought an infectious energy, a distinctive blend of hip-hopand plenty of dropping low to Houstons nightlife crowd.
On HoustonChronicle.com: Mardi Gras Galveston lineup includes Blue October, La Leyenda, Bowling for SoupHouston-based band, The Suffers teamed up with Big Freedia to deliver their nuanced, hypnotic brand of Gulf Coast soul.
The bounce genre was born in New Orleans in the 1990s and is a blend of hip-hop and Mardi Gras chants.
Big Freedia has been a pioneer of the bounce movement and has created several New Orleans hit singles such as "Gin in My System" and "Azz Everywhere!"