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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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    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
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    New Smooth Jazz

    New Smooth Jazz
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    R&B and Soul Mix
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Top Songs by

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

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