Bruno Nettl is professor of music and anthropology at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He is the author or editor of nineteen books, including Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents and The Study of Ethnomusicology. In 2012 he was awarded the Charlesï¿½Homerï¿½Haskinsï¿½Prize, which is presented annually to a distinguished humanist by the American Council of Learned Societies
Timothy Rommenis Associate Professor in the Department of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author ofMek Some Noise: Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad(UC Press), which in 2008 was awarded the Alan Merriam Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology.