• Aaron Lefkovitz


The conclusion reconnects Hendrix to the popular musical, visual cultural, and transnational politics of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nation. It notes ways Hendrix has been one of the most influential popular musical pioneers of the last half-century. The conclusion highlights ways Hendrix is remembered for his racialized, “freakish” spectacles, even as he embodied and performed an assertive and fearless stance against white supremacy and empire. The conclusion notes Hendrix’s unique ability to adeptly transverse racial, gender, sexual, class, and national borders within and beyond the Black Atlantic. It asserts that Hendrix’s racial, gender, sexual, class, national, visual cultural, and popular musical border crossings challenge US popular musical exceptionalism while highlighting black popular music’s political, aesthetic, and transnational roots.


Black Popular Music Empire White Supremacy Rock Music 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron Lefkovitz
    • 1
  1. 1.The City Colleges of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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