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

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