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Born Goapele Mohlabane in Oakland, CA, this singer grew up in a socially conscious and politically active family. Her mother married South African political exile Douglas Mohlabane while studying in Nairobi, Kenya. At an early age, Goapele attended the Berkeley Arts Magnet School where she led a pre-teen peer support group. She also became involved in various groups and organizations that combated racism and sexism. It would be these extroverted activities that assisted her singing career as she would also sing at community functions. In high school, Goapele sang in the Oakland Youth Choir and became part of a semi-professional music group called Vocal Motion. Upon high school graduation, she attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston, where she studied music theory. She also began developing her songwriting skills during her post-secondary education. In the summer of 2001, Goapele was signed to Skyblaze Recordings and completed her debut album. After finishing the record, she toured North America with Spearhead. She returned to the studio in 2002 to begin work on her second record. ~ Jason MacNeil
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Hey Boy
  3.   Play
  4.   You
  5.   Crushed Out
  6.   Change It All
  7.   4AM
  8.   If We Knew
  9.   Good Love
  10.   Find a Way
  11.   Ease Your Mind
  12.   Strong as Glass
  13.   First Love
  14.   Closer
  15.   Intro
  16.   Butterflykisses
  17.   Romantic
  18.   Childhood Drama
  19.   My Love by Eric Benet
  20.   Too Much the Same
  21.   Undertow
  22.   Darker Side of the Moon
  23.   Cupcake
  24.   Truth Is
  25.   Tears on My Pillow
  26.   Milk & Honey
  27.   Break of Dawn
  28.   Got It
  29.   Money
  30.   Hush
  31.   Different
  32.   Love Me Right
  33.   Catch
  34.   Red, White and Blues
  35.   Back to You
  36.   Thing's Don't Exist
  37.   Some Call It Love
  38.   What in the World
  39.   Hey Boy by Snoop Dogg
  40.   Don't Be Shy
  41.   Right Here
  42.   Pieces
  43.   The Daze
  44.   Last Days
  45.   Running
  46.   Battle of the Heart
  47.   Salvation
  48.   Perfect
  49.   It Takes More
  50.   Powerful
  51.   Insanity
  52.   Fly Away
  53.   Try Me
  54.   Catch 22

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