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Published: 2012/02/17

George Clinton Accepts Honorary Doctor of Music Degree at Berklee

Last night in Boston, Berklee College of Music awarded funk icon George Clinton an honorary doctor of music degree. The evening also celebrated Clinton’s music with a performance from the college’s P-Funk Ensemble. Following the presentation, Clinton traded his doctoral robes for a silver suit to perform with student musicians on P-Funk classics like “Testify,” “Give Up the Funk,” and “One Nation Under a Groove,” among others. Clinton’s longtime horn players Bennie Cowan and Greg Thomas, and many other members of his current band, joined him on stage for the career-spanning show. The concert was the culmination of Clinton’s four-day residency at Berklee this week.

Check out video of Clinton performing with the Berklee P-Funk Ensemble below.

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