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

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