Benjamin Koen, Editor, is Professor of Medical Anthropology at Xiamen University. Dr. Koen is widely published and author of the book Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains (OUP). Jacqueline Lloyd , Associate Editor, is Professor of Medicine and Education Director of Geriatrics, Florida State University College of Medicine. Gregory Barz , Associate Editor, is Associate Professor of Musicology (Ethnomusicology), Vanderbilt University, and author of Performing Religion: Negotiating Past and Present in Kwaya Music of Tanzania (2003), Music in East Africa (OUP, 2005), and Singing For Life: Songs of Hope, Healing, and HIV/AIDS in Uganda (2005). He is also co-editor with Timothy J. Cooley of Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology (OUP, second edition, 2008) and co-editor with Judah Cohen of The Cultural of AIDS in Afri ca: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts (OUP, forthcoming). He produced the CD Singing For Life , on the Smithsonian Folkways label, which was nominated for a 2007 Grammy Award for the Best Traditional World Music Album. Karen Brummel-Smith , Associate Editor, is a family physician, writer and singer. She teaches Narrative Medicine at the Florida State University College of Medicine.