March 22, 2009

ASCAP Audio Portrait: Fareed Haque

Jazz and classical guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque's latest recording with The Flat Earth Ensemble, "Flat Planet," demonstrates how the world has become smaller. Haque and his exceptional group seamlessly blend Hindustani folk rhythms and groove jazz. Some will see their captivating compositions as pushing musical boundaries, but Haque says India's bhangra music and New Orleans funk share many common elements, starting with their dance roots.