10 Things We Learned From Chaka Khan, The Queen Of Funk
We spoke to Chaka Khan about 40 years of hit making and she came back with some gems…
By Tamara Roper
You know Chaka Khan. Your mum knows Chaka Khan. Hell, your granny probably even knows Chaka Khan. The voice behind some of the biggest hits of the last 40 years, including I’m Every Woman and Ain’t Nobody, she was meant to be playing this weekend at Norman Jay’s Good Times Festival... but then it got cancelled. Boo.
Never ones to waste a good interview, we thought we’d let you in on what happened when we rang Chaka anyway, as she imparted some wonderful words to live by.
Chaka Khan is a woman of the world:
When asked if she gets bored of the hits:
Her favourite memories of Notting Hill Carnival, which was taking place right after our chat:
Her best way to spend a weekend:
On child rearing:
On the madness of the music industry:
On life retrospectively:
What can we expect from a Chaka Khan show: