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

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