Your NPR news source

George Clinton 'Plays It Forward': A Musical Gratitude Project

SHARE George Clinton 'Plays It Forward': A Musical Gratitude Project
George Clinton 'Plays It Forward': A Musical Gratitude Project

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 01: George Clinton performs during George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic’s One Nation Under A Groove Farewell Tour at The Fillmore New Orleans on September 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

Erika Goldring/Getty Images

For Thanksgiving Day, we're sharing a segment from our special series Play It Forward, in which artists tell us about their own music and the musicians who inspire them.

In this episode, funk legend George Clinton speaks to Ari Shapiro about the longevity and enduring influence of his band, Parliament-Funkadelic, being a hype man for other musicians, and an artist he's grateful for: opera singer and funk keyboardist Constance Hauman.

On tomorrow's episode: Constance Hauman plays it forward.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

More From This Show
The Girl Scouts have been part of American childhood for generations. And now that quintessential experience is helping young girls, who are new to the United States get a sense of belonging. It comes through a Girl Scout troop based in one of New York City’s largest migrant shelters. The shelter has around 3,500 migrants, and all of the Girl Scouts are children of families seeking asylum. For the last few weeks, NPR’s Jasmine Garsd has been spending time with them, and brings us their their story. For sponsor-free episodes of Consider This, sign up for Consider This+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org. Email us at considerthis@npr.org. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy