We Wanted the Funk…And We Got It! George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic at Astra

By John Perye . July 29, 2014

Last night at Astra Kulturhaus, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic a.k.a. The P-Funk All Stars played an environment steeped in funk.

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Within Berlin’s sweaty, smoky and trombipulating Astra, Clinton comfortably conducted his band with vigor.


After witnessing countless P-Funk shows around Detroit, the band’s stomping grounds, over the past 10 years, I can confidently say Clinton was extra lively for this Berlin date.

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Kendra Foster sang an emotional version of “Sentimental Journey,” a beautiful homage to the late funkateer Belita Woods.

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Michael Hampton a.k.a. Kidd Funkadelic channeled the spirit of Eddie Hazel with a screaming version of “Maggot Brain.”

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Sir Nose Devoid of Funk tried to shut down the party, but Mr. Clinton would not comply.

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The next generation of funk, Clinton’s granddaughters, Kandy Apple Redd.

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Berliners enjoyed the funk side by side with the originator.

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