David D. Harnish is Professor of Ethnomusicology at Bowling Green State University. He is author of Bridges to the Ancestors: Music, Myth and Cultural Politics at an Indonesian Festival (2006) and has published thirty articles in journals, encyclopedias and books. A former consultant for the BBC, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian Institute, he has recorded and/or performed Indonesian, jazz, Indian and Tejano musics with five different labels.
Anne K. Rasmussen is Associate Professor at The College of William and Mary, where she also directs a Middle Eastern Music Ensemble. She is the author of Women’s Voices, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia (2010) and has published on American musical multiculturalism and music and culture in the Middle East. She is co-editor of Musics of Multicultural America (1997) and a former Fulbright senior scholar. Rasmussen served on the board of the Society for Ethnomusicology, is the recipient of the Jaap Kunst prize from SEM, received a Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award and was appointed University Professor for Teaching Excellence at the College of William and Mary in 2008.