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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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    R&B and Soul Mix
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Top Songs by

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

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