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

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