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April 12, 2004 // UPDATED 1:12 pm - April 25, 2007
By: Holly Day
Holly Day

Boy wonder

As a child, Fareed Haque traveled around the world with his parents, who were originally from Pakistan and Chile, and it shows in his music. While considered primarily a jazz guitarist, Haque's work is heavily infused with the folk music of peoples from around the world.

Haque made his recording debut on Sting's short-lived Pangaea label in 1988. Since, he has since made two records with Paquito D'Rivera, performed with Tito Puente and Von Freeman and recorded several sets on the famed Blue Note label.

Percussionist Alan Hertz will accompany him, Hertz has worked with Garaj Mahal, Eric McFadden and Kit Walker.

Monday and Tuesday, April 12 and 13, 8 and 10 p.m., Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, $27-$35. 332-1010.

Class act

Richie Havens is one folk-era relic we can be happy is still performing and touring with the same gusto he had when he first took the stage in the 1960s.

Haven's distinctive guitar playing and singing made him an easy favorite at Woodstock, and have been captured in over a half-dozen albums, including the classics "Alarm Clock," "Simple Things" and 1991's "Now."

Always more comfortable on stage than in the studio, Havens is known for his rapport with audience members, who not only flock to his shows but hang around the stage long after he's hung up his guitar for the night just to be near him.

Saturday, April 17, 8 p.m. Fine Line Music Caf/, 318 1st Ave. N. $26-$29. 338-8100.