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Goapele - Closer
Goapele - Closer
Published: 2007/04/03
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Goapele - Secret (Official Video)
Goapele - Secret (Official Video)
Published: 2017/05/24
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Goapele- Closer The original music video 2001/no effects
Goapele- Closer The original music video 2001/no effects
Published: 2005/11/03
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Goapele - Stay (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid) (Official Video)
Goapele - Stay (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid) (Official Video)
Published: 2017/09/07
Channel: Goapele
Goapele - "Strong As Glass" (Official Music Video)
Goapele - "Strong As Glass" (Official Music Video)
Published: 2015/03/24
Channel: Goapele
goapele closer to my dreams
goapele closer to my dreams
Published: 2012/05/05
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Goapele | First Love
Goapele | First Love
Published: 2011/02/06
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Goapele - Stay (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid) (Audio)
Goapele - Stay (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid) (Audio)
Published: 2017/05/19
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Goapele - Play (Official Music Video) as heard on Victoria
Goapele - Play (Official Music Video) as heard on Victoria's Secret
Published: 2011/09/06
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Goapele
Goapele's - Milk & Honey
Published: 2013/07/17
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Goapele Speaks on 2-Year Hiatus & New Album + Reaches In Sway
Goapele Speaks on 2-Year Hiatus & New Album + Reaches In Sway's Mystery Sack
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: Sway's Universe
Goapele - First Love
Goapele - First Love
Published: 2009/10/25
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Goapele "Got It" feat.  E-40.
Goapele "Got It" feat. E-40.
Published: 2013/09/12
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Goapele - Different
Goapele - Different
Published: 2008/03/23
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Goapele - Catch 22
Goapele - Catch 22
Published: 2010/05/28
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Hieroglyphics ft. Goapele - Make Your Move [HD]
Hieroglyphics ft. Goapele - Make Your Move [HD]
Published: 2009/08/30
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Goapele   Closer
Goapele Closer
Published: 2012/02/01
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Goapele - Undertow
Goapele - Undertow
Published: 2016/12/13
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Rexx Life Raj - Freedom Love (Audio) ft. Goapele
Rexx Life Raj - Freedom Love (Audio) ft. Goapele
Published: 2017/09/26
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Goapele  -  Back To You
Goapele - Back To You
Published: 2015/06/07
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Cassper Nyovest - Destiny [Feat. Goapele] (Official Music Video)
Cassper Nyovest - Destiny [Feat. Goapele] (Official Music Video)
Published: 2017/07/31
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Goapele - Dreamseeker
Goapele - Dreamseeker
Published: 2017/05/10
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Okay Acoustic with Goapele
Okay Acoustic with Goapele
Published: 2017/11/29
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Goapele- "Too Much The Same"
Goapele- "Too Much The Same"
Published: 2009/04/21
Channel: Arcalot
Goapele - Tears On My Pillow (Official Video)
Goapele - Tears On My Pillow (Official Video)
Published: 2012/03/30
Channel: Mass Appeal
Goapele Gets Personal About Her Father, Daughter & Life & Death
Goapele Gets Personal About Her Father, Daughter & Life & Death
Published: 2012/12/05
Channel: C Nikky
Goapele - Crushed Out
Goapele - Crushed Out
Published: 2016/07/21
Channel: R&B Exclusive
Goapele - Closer
Goapele - Closer
Published: 2015/12/14
Channel: R&B Exclusive
Goapele - Hey Boy [Official Audio]
Goapele - Hey Boy [Official Audio]
Published: 2014/06/27
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GGN Goapele & Snoop
GGN Goapele & Snoop
Published: 2013/08/06
Channel: westfesttv
closer to my dreams goapele lyrics
closer to my dreams goapele lyrics
Published: 2010/04/28
Channel: Charlotte Pimentel
GOAPELE - Back To You (Lyrics)
GOAPELE - Back To You (Lyrics)
Published: 2016/07/31
Channel: Heva Tahir
Goapele - Play (music)
Goapele - Play (music)
Published: 2011/08/26
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Goapele - Take It Over (Audio)
Goapele - Take It Over (Audio)
Published: 2017/05/19
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Goapele - Power (Audio)
Goapele - Power (Audio)
Published: 2017/05/05
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Goapele - First Love
Goapele - First Love
Published: 2016/07/21
Channel: R&B Exclusive
Goapele - Butterflykisses
Goapele - Butterflykisses
Published: 2009/01/14
Channel: ladigirl
Cassper Nyovest - Destiny [Feat.  Goapele] (Official Audio)
Cassper Nyovest - Destiny [Feat. Goapele] (Official Audio)
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: FamilyTreeWorld
Goapele - Hey Boy
Goapele - Hey Boy
Published: 2014/06/22
Channel: Jah73
Goapele - Romantic
Goapele - Romantic
Published: 2013/11/09
Channel: FdzEthioBeauty
Goapele - If We Knew
Goapele - If We Knew
Published: 2016/07/21
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Goapele - Catch 22
Goapele - Catch 22
Published: 2015/12/14
Channel: R&B Exclusive
undertow - Goapele
undertow - Goapele
Published: 2013/08/13
Channel: 4biddenDesires
Goapele On Late Nights With Bridget Masinga
Goapele On Late Nights With Bridget Masinga
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: KAYA FM Good Music. Good Friends
Goapele Performs "Hey Boy" on ThisisRnB Sessions
Goapele Performs "Hey Boy" on ThisisRnB Sessions
Published: 2014/08/15
Channel: ThisIsRnB
Goapele - Play Live at B.B. King (Singersroom)
Goapele - Play Live at B.B. King (Singersroom)
Published: 2011/11/29
Channel: singersroom
Raphael Saadiq Different Times ft. Goapele, Ledisi
Raphael Saadiq Different Times ft. Goapele, Ledisi
Published: 2012/04/15
Channel: Ms O'Neal
Goapele - Right Here
Goapele - Right Here
Published: 2012/01/05
Channel: FrogAndPirate
Goapele - Romantic ft Soulive
Goapele - Romantic ft Soulive
Published: 2011/03/17
Channel: Smoky Mirror
Goapele and Adrian Marcel Serenade Each Other Live
Goapele and Adrian Marcel Serenade Each Other Live
Published: 2016/02/18
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Goapele
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Goapele, Beverly Hills, California on June 25, 2015
Background information
Birth name Goapele Mohlabane[1]
Born (1977-07-11) July 11, 1977 (age 40)
Origin Oakland, California, United States
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–present
Labels Skyblaze Recordings (2001-2009)
Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings(2001)
Columbia Records (2002-2006)
Decon Records (2009-2011)
Jordan House/Primary Wave Music (2014-present)
Associated acts
Website Goapele.com

Goapele Mohlabane (pronounced /ˈɡwɑː.pə.l/; born Goapele Mohlabane[1][2] July 11, 1977), is an American soul and R&B singer-songwriter. Her name means to move forward in Setswana, a Southern African language.[3]

Early life[edit]

Goapele's South African father Douglas Mohlabane was an exiled political activist who struggled against the Apartheid System.[4] Goapele's New York-born Israeli Jewish mother Noa[5] had been attending protests since the age of 12. Noa attended Friends World College and was studying in Nairobi, Kenya, where she met and married Douglas.[6] Goapele and her older brother DJ Namane Mohlabane[7] were raised in a California South African exile community.[8]

Both of her parents inspired Goapele to become very involved in community affairs at a young age. She 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.[9] In high school, she sang in the Oakland Youth Choir and became part of a music group called Vocal Motion. Upon high school graduation, she attended Boston's Berklee College of Music, where she studied music theory. She formed songwriting skills at Berkley.[10]

Today, her music often highlights the need for political and socio-economic change. She says she has been influenced by many including Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, Portishead, Miriam Makeba, Prince, Sade, Caiphus Semenya, Zulu Spears, and Hugh Masekela.

Goapele and her husband Theo Rodrigues[11] have a daughter together, Bahia Osun (born May 2007).[12][13][14][15][16]

Career[edit]

Even Closer[edit]

Goapele returned to Oakland after her time at Berklee College of Music, where she concentrated on writing and recording songs. In 2001, she self-released her debut album, Closer, which sold 5,000 copies.[17] At the same time, she was building a devoted audience through her popular live performances in the San Francisco Bay Area. "Closer" peaked at #63 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[18]

In 2002 she reworked Closer, adding five new songs. With the help of her family, she formed her own independent label, Skyblaze Recordings, to oversee her musical career. She released her first nationally distributed album, Even Closer, featuring the single "Closer," through Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings. “Closer” was also featured on the soundtrack of the 2003 movie Honey. In 2004, Columbia/SME Records picked up Skyblaze Recordings for worldwide distribution and rereleased the album with additional tracks. She co-wrote and co-produced the entire album, which is a mixture of neo-soul, trip hop, lieder, and jazz. She also toured North America with the band Spearhead. In 2004, Even Closer peaked at #24 on the Billboard Charts for Top Independent Albums.[19]

Change It All[edit]

Her second album, Change It All, featuring the single "First Love" and the song "Love Me Right," was released December 2005. The album featured production work from Jeff Bhasker, Mike Tiger, Amp Live, Sa-Ra Creative Partners, and Linda Perry.[20] In 2006 the album peaked at #32 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Album Charts and #2 on the Top Heatseekers while the single "First Love" reached #18 on the Hot Adult R&B Airplay.[19] Goapele appeared on Soul Train to promote the album in May 2006, in what turned out to be the show's final new episode. She also appeared on The Orlando Jones Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, ABC View from The Bay and FOX Good Day Atlanta. Her first three releases have garnered praise from the likes of magazines such as Rolling Stone, Nylon, Interview, Marie Claire, Billboard, Essence, and Vibe. She has appeared on the covers of local Bay Area publications San Francisco Magazine, Diablo Magazine, East Bay Express, SF Bay Guardian, Mugshot Magazine, and City Flight,[21] She was named the number-5 artist to watch in the July 2003 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, made the countdown on MTV’s Top 10 Artists to Watch, and collaborated with ALDO Shoes’ advertisement campaign in its fight against HIV/AIDS, which featured artists such as Avril Lavigne, Ludacris, Dave Navarro, Charlize Theron, Pink, Eve, Rosario Dawson, Eva Mendes, Bow Wow, Ziggy Marley, and Kelly Rowland.

Break of Dawn[edit]

On July 10, 2009, Skyblaze Recordings leaked the single "Milk & Honey" (produced by Bedrock), the first single from her third studio album of the same title.[22] However, in August 2011, she announced that the album would be titled Break of Dawn. The album is being recorded at the Zoo, home of Goapele’s Oakland-based Skylight Studios and will feature production from Drumma Boy,[23] Bedrock, Kanye West, Dan Electric, Mike Tiger, Bobby Ozuna (Raphael Saadiq, John Mayer, Erykah Badu), Malay (John Legend, Mary J. Blige), Jeff Bhasker (The Game, Kanye West, Ludacris, T.I), and other guest musicians. After many delays, the album was finally released on October 25, 2011.[24]

Victory[edit]

In celebration of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa Goapele released the single "Victory" featuring South African emcee Hip Hop Pantsula, a prelude to her upcoming musical project Victory, which was released in Winter 2010[citation needed] and feature an array of artists from the African continent as well as throughout the Diaspora.[25] The leading track was recorded in English, Setswana, and Xhosa and tries to draw attention to the need for education and resources to combat Africa's most crucial dilemmas. The album will also encompass philanthropy, political and social activism. Proceeds from the project will go to ANSA (Artists for a New South Africa) a non-profit organization working to combat HIV/AIDS, assist children orphaned by the disease, advance human and civil right, educate and empower youth and build bonds between the U.S. and South Africa through Arts & Culture.[26]

In 2014, Goapele signed with singer Eric Benét's record label Jordan House and is in the process of recording new material for her new label.[27]

Strong as Glass[edit]

In 2014, Goapele released Strong as Glass, her fifth studio album. The lead single was "Hey, Boy" featuring Snoop Dogg and the video was released September 10, 2014 on YouTube.

Collaborations[edit]

Apart from her solo work, she has collaborated with West Coast MCs such as Aceyalone, E-40, Zion-I, and Mac Mall; those involved in the Hieroglyphics Crew; Detroit based vocalist Dwele; and Clyde Carson and Mos Def on the track “Different.”

Human rights work[edit]

Goapele performed at rallies, demonstrations, and various political events around the world from Cuba to South Africa. On September 14, 2006, the California-based Ella Baker Center for Human Rights honored her with its first ever Human Rights Cultural Hero Award[28] during the center’s 10th-anniversary celebration, which was titled “Tribute to a Dream.” The following statement was issued by the Center regarding the award:

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a non-profit strategy and action center. The stated aim of the center is to work for justice, opportunity, and peace in urban America.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Singles
  • "Closer" (2002)
  • "Got It" (2003)
  • "First Love" (2005)
  • "Love Me Right" (2006)
  • "Soweto" (featuring Hieroglyphics) (2008)
  • "Chocolate" (2008)
  • "Milk & Honey" (2009)
  • "Victory" (featuring Hip Hop Pantsula) (2010)
  • "Undertow" (2013)
  • "Hey, Boy" (2014)[29]
Guest appearances

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swan, Rachel (August 5, 2009). "Goapele Gets Closer to Home". East Bay Express. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  2. ^ MacNeil, Jason. "Goapele > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Goapele". Goapele. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  4. ^ Nero, Mark Edward. "About Goapele". About.com. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Goapele Biography - Selected works - Goapele, Music, Closer, 2005, Morris, and Change". Biography.jrank.org. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  6. ^ "News". VIBE. 2010-07-26. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  7. ^ Crooks, Peter (October 2009). "Old Soul/New Scene". Diablo Magazine. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  8. ^ "Harvest Time Staff". Harvest Time. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  9. ^ "Information Not Found". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  10. ^ "Goapele causes of beginning". Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  11. ^ 20 November 2002 http://www.sfbg.com/37/08/art_music_goapele.html
  12. ^ https://www.amazon.com/gp/baby-reg/goapele-mohlabane-theo-rodrigues-may-2007-emeryville?lid=3H1Y3ZAFMAYCX
  13. ^ Golden age: 100-year-old metal artist still creating beautiful pieces In May 2007, Ries found a new source of inspiration, when his great-granddaughter Bahia was born to Goapele Mohlabane, Noa's daughter. Ries' most recent projects were a spoon for Bahia, as well as a mezuzah that was recently installed at Beth Chaim Congregation in Danville.
  14. ^ http://www.sacbee.com/2010/08/13/2953088/back-after-having-daughter-goapele.html Now in her 30s and the mother of a 3-year-old daughter
  15. ^ 5 August 2007 http://wandaspicks.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=132&Itemid=2
  16. ^ 28 July 2010 http://goapele.com/blog/?p=401
  17. ^ MUSHKASHA. "Deep Reflections of The Acquarian". fmshai.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2004-07-07. 
  18. ^ "ASCAP J.A.M. - Where the Future of Music Begins". Ascap.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  19. ^ a b "Music News, Reviews, Articles, Information, News Online & Free Music". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  20. ^ "Change It All, Goapele, Music CD - Barnes & Noble". Music.barnesandnoble.com. 2005-12-27. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  21. ^ http://www.goapelepress.com Archived 2012-02-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ Harlem says: (2009-07-11). "Goapele Milk & Honey:New Goapele Album Song Music". Rnbmusicblog.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  23. ^ [1] Archived March 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ Kwateng, Danielle (July 27, 2010). "Goapele Talks About Her "Victory" and Upcoming Album". Madame Noire. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  25. ^ "New Music: Goapele with Hip Hop Pantsula - "Victory"". About.com. July 21, 2010. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  26. ^ Theatrix (July 20, 2010). "Goapele X Hip Hop Pantsula Present "Victory"". Goapele.com. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  27. ^ "YKIGS Live: Eric Benet Talks Signing Calvin Richardson & Goapele, Finding Stars in the Subway, New Music". interview. youknowigotsoul.com. Retrieved 4/6/2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  28. ^ Article Tools. "Changing It All With Goapele | ymib.com - Daily Inspiration". ymib.com. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  29. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 2014-07-11. 

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