George Clinton ‘Plays It Forward’: A Musical Gratitude Project

George Clinton ‘Plays It Forward’: A Musical Gratitude Project
George Clinton ‘Plays It Forward’: A Musical Gratitude Project

George Clinton ‘Plays It Forward’: A Musical Gratitude Project

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.