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

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