George Clinton crashed a Berklee P-Funk Ensemble rehearsal for an MTV special a few years ago. Next month, he returns to the college to teach a four-day residency, perform a concert, and accept an honorary degree.
At the concert, February 16, Berklee President Roger Brown will present Clinton with an honorary doctor of music degree in recognition for the funk icon's enduring musical and cultural contributions. Featuring performances of "I Wanna Testify," an early career doo-wop hit, "Mothership Connection," and other P-Funk classics, the concert will pay tribute to Clinton's musical legacy. February 13-16, Clinton will visit classes, interact with students, and rehearse with the Berklee P-Funk Ensemble. Clinton's longtime horn section players Greg Thomas and Bennie Cowan will perform with him at the concert.
George Clinton Meets Berklee takes place on Thursday, February 16, 8:15 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center (BPC), 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Tickets are $20, $15, reserved seating. Purchase tickets at berkleebpc.com, call 617-747-2261, or visit the BPC Box Office. The BPC is wheelchair accessible. The concert is produced by faculty bassist Lenny Stallworth and Africana Studies, a focused area of study within the college's Liberal Arts Department.
Added by Berklee MR on January 18, 2012