Chaka Khan’s Tiny Desk Concert


The legendary Chaka Khan aka the Queen of Funk Soul graced the Tiny Desk room to give a show for Black Music Month. NPR wanted to showcase nine Black women artists and Khan is one of them. Khan performs seven of her classics with her band and trio of backup singers including Trina Broussard, Tiffany Smith, and Audrey Wheeler-Downing the lead singer of the ’80s New York dance band Unlimited Touch.  By the time Khan gets to “Sweet Thing,” the audience is singing with and without her. She ends her set with the Ashford & Simpson-penned “I’m Every Woman.” Chaka Khan is on tour this summer.