Fareed Haque: Flat Planet

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.
Flat Planet
Released: 3/10/09
Genre: Jazz
All Fareed Haque profiles…
Flat Earth Ensemble
Fareed Haque says Indian bhangra and New Orleans funk have much in common.
Big Bhangra
The recording’s opening track mixes funk, tablas and jazz guitar.
Bengali Bud
A meeting of eastern and western strings and a tabla virtuoso.
Kala’s Ragas
Fareed Haque on violinist Kala Ramnath’s avant-garde ragas.
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