GREGORY D. BOOTH is an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Auckland and has been engaged in the study of Indian music and culture for more than thirty years. He is the author of two books: Behind the Curtain: Making Music in Mumbai's FilmStudios (OUP 2008) and Brass Baja: Stories from the World of Indian Wedding Bands (OUP 2005).
BRADLEY SHOPE is an Assistant Professor of Music at Texas A & M in Corpus Christi and holds a doctorate in ethnomusicology from Indiana University. His research interests include the history of western popular music in India and the musical life of the British Raj in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He has been especially interested in jazz in India from the 1920s to the 1940s and its intersection with early Hindi film music.