Written by | Ray Cornelius
R&B’s original “Superwoman” Karyn White performed at Atlanta’s Suite Food Lounge on Thursday evening and I could hardly contain myself. The Grammy nominated-singer-songwriter, who topped the music charts during the late 80’s and early 90’s, performed to a sold out room and proved that she still has what it takes to deliver a stellar show.
Seeing her playfully sashay on the stage from left to right in her all Black ensemble, took me back to the first time I saw her in concert as a teenager in 1989. She had just released her debut album, “Karyn White” and was riding the wave of her first gold single and catchy dance number, “The Way You Love Me.” But it was her third release and growing female anthem “Superwoman” that had everyone speaking her name. By the time I saw her on stage during the then Budweiser Superfest, she was a bonafide star. Imagine her on the same bill with Tony! Toni! Toné!, Kool Mo Dee and M.C. Hammer with special guests Oaktown’s 357. It was a music lovers paradise and Miss White was at the center of it all.
Fast forward to 2016 and the pint size diva continues to mesmerize audiences with her airy vocals and girlish charm. Armed with a full band of uberly talented musicians and two amazing background vocalists, White delivered her hit songs one after another with the same intensity and passion as she did over 27 years ago.
Check out a few more photos of her in action and definitely go see her in conert!
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