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Gallery: Big Freedia gets bouncing with Ben & Jerry’s

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by Matthew Hinton
July 8, 2019

Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream teamed up with the Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia for a day of music, food, and free ice cream at the Republic NOLA event space Saturday (July 6, 2019) during the Essence Festival in New Orleans.

Ben and Jerry’s announced a new partnership with Freedia with the promotional flavor “Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets Ice Cream” during a benefit for local non-profits including No Kid Hungry LA, Liberty’s Kitchen, and Upturn Arts.

Attendees got an exclusive first listen of new Big Freedia track, ChasingRainbows. The Queen Diva was on hand to dance and tell her story about her life in New Orleans. If you missed the event, we’ve got some bad news: Ben & Jerry’s says Bouncing Beignets was available exclusively at the partnership launch party.

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Matthew Hinton is a New Orleans area freelance photographer whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards in 2014 and 2016, and by numerous awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, including the Hal Ledet President's Print Photography Award, the highest honor the Press Club can bestow upon a photographer. Matthew Hinton has previously been a staff photographer at both of the daily newspapers in New Orleans. His work has appeared nationally and internationally through freelance work with the Associated Press and AFP, Agence France-Presse.

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