Chaka Khan playing drums

Singer, and sometimes drummer

CHAKA KHAN​

Chaka Khan’s career has spanned more than five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus. Known as the “Queen of Funk”, Khan was the first R&B artist to have a crossover hit featuring a rapper, with “I Feel for You” in 1984.

With hits like “Through the Fire”, “I Feel for You”, “I’m Every Woman”, “Through the Fire”, “Tell Me Something Good” she has set her mark in music history. In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 65th most successful dance club artist of all time.

© Lena Ringstad, Los Angeles, 2003

Signed Fine Art Print

Limited Edition of 50
Signed by Lena Ringstad
Paper: Fine Art HahneMule, PhotoRag Ultra Smooth, 305 g. Acid-free.
Size: 30 x 40, 40×50, 50,70 cm
Prize: Call for information

About the Lena Ringstad

Lena Ringstad has created a unique industry out of capturing men and women at work – specifically behind-the-scenes session musicians, the backbone of mega-hit records and world tours of the stars.

The exhibition features photographs from Lena’s 25-year photographical journey in Los Angeles, where she worked with music legends and sidemen to legends like Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Sting, the Pointer Sisters, David Bowie, Al Jarreau, James Ingram, Keb’ Mo’, Leon Ware, and more.

As one of very few women covering this exclusive niche, Lena provides an intimate bird’s eye view of Los Angeles based musicians, quiet-kept history-makers deserving of broader attention and acclaim.

She has captured recording sessions, sound-checks, concerts, rehearsals, and the camaraderie exhibited at inner circle events.