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The Emerald of Siam
1314 Jadwin Ave
Richland, WA 99354
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Fareed Haque - World Guitar Virtuoso

May 12, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Emerald of Siam | Richland, WA
Fareed Haque’s Flat Earth Ensemble is a group that realizes the musical vision Haque has had for decades. During his years at Blue Note records, touring nationally with jam greats Garaj Mahal, or in his many projects with Sting, Paquito Rivera, Joe Zawinul or Zakir Hussein, Haque has long sought to record the new sounds that were as much a part of him as his DNA. The musical mission of Flat Earth Ensemble is to incorporate the charismatic dance and folk music of his Punjabi roots in India and Pakistan with the traditions of American jazz and funk. Utilizing the finest players from opposite sides of the world, Flat Earth Ensemble molds the sounds of different worlds into a dynamic, contemporary sound. The result is music that reverberates from the tubes of guitar amplifiers to the streets of Mumbai.


In 2009 Haque was voted ‘Best World Guitarist’ by Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers’ poll. His acclaimed 2009 release Flat Planet was twice #1 on the World Jazz Radio charts.

"Classical and jazz, East and West, the future and the past, the brain and the booty all come together in glorious harmony via his fleet fingers and freewheeling spirit." – Guitar Player Magazine

"A finely honed classical technique and a deep well of experience in pop music makes Haque a singular figure in music." – Chicago Tribune

"A jazz-fusion and classical player known for stunning guitarmanship." – Vintage Guitar Magazine

"This show was incredible. The variation in sound over the course of the show was staggering." – Chicago Jam Scene