Neahkahnie High School Choir Members to Open for Garaj Mahal

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Members of the NKN High School choir will be performing as the opener for the masterful jazz-funk-fusion quartet Garaj Mahal. The show begins at 4pm on Sunday, October 1st at the White Clover Grange Hall on Hwy 53.

Fareed Haque, guitarist for Garaj Mahal, has previously conducted music workshops sponsored by North Coast Music Project for the NKN music students.

Haque was born in Chicago in 1963. His father was from Pakistan, his mother was from Chile. When he was a child, Haque traveled with his parents all over the world, spending time in Spain, France, and Iran, in addition to Pakistan and Chile. In 1981 he was given a guitar scholarship from North Texas State University, where he studied jazz guitar. He left after a year and studied classical guitar at Northwestern University. At Northwestern, he joined Howard Levy’s jazz fusion group Chevere. Levy introduced him to Cuban saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, who became a lifelong friend and mentor.

Tickets are available at

$25 advance
$30 day of show
All ages

A North Coast Music Project Production