Dangerous Crossroads

Dangerous Crossroads:Popular Music, Postmodernism and the Poetics of Place

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“Astonishing.” —Jazz Times

In a world tour that touches down in Havana, Port-au-Prince, Kingston, Budapest, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, George Lipsitz explores the fusion of immigrant and mainstream cultures to be found in world music including rap, jazz, reggae, zouk, bhangra, juju, swamp pop, Puerto Rican bugalu and Chicano punk.


  • This astonishing book deals in absorbing detail with the multiplying hybrids now loosely referred to as world music.

    Jazz Times
  • Dangerous Crossroads presents a plea: for connection, empathy and kinship like none we’ve heard before.

    LA Weekly
  • A major voice of conscience in US cultural studies ... Lipsitz’s range is as breathtaking as his insights are shrewd.