Goapele

Goapele Mohlabane

Also known as G. Mohlabane, Goapele Mohlabane, Goapelle, Mohlabane
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.goapele.com, http://twitter.com/Goapele, https://www.facebook.com/goapele

Discography of Goapele:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Closer (Remixes) 4 Audio 2003-11-03 Loveslap! Recordings
2 Closer 4 Audio 2004-04-00 Loveslap! Recordings
3 Even Closer 16 Audio 2004-02-03 Columbia
4 Even Closer EP 5 Audio 2004 BBE
5 Closer 6 Audio 2003 ABB Records
6 They Say / Catch 22 / Agent Orange 3 Audio 2005-08-11 Below The Radar
7 First Love 3 Audio 2005 Columbia
8 First Love 3 Audio 2005
9 Change It All 17 Audio 2005-12-17
10 Closer 10 Audio 2001 Goapele Music
11 Catch 22 2 Audio 2005 Not On Label (Amel Series)
12 Even Closer 17 Audio 2004 BBE
13 Change It All 5 Audio 2005
14 Catch 22 2 Audio 2005 Not On Label (Amel Series)
15 Love Me Right 6 Audio 2006
16 Closer 4 Audio 2004-00-00 Loveslap! Recordings
17 Victory 4 Audio 2010-07-20 Skyblaze Recordings
18 Change It All 5 Audio 2005
19 Closer (Remixes) 6 Audio 2003 Loveslap! Recordings
20 First Love 3 Audio 2005 Columbia
21 Got It 5 Audio 2003 Skyblaze Recordings
22 Change It All 14 Audio 2005 Columbia
23 Closer 5 Audio Skyblaze Recordings
24 Even Closer 15 Audio 2004-07-07
25 Love Me Right (12 Inch Mix) 3 Audio 2006


Goapele (pronounced gwa-puh-LAY) means “to move forward” in Sitswana, a South African dialect.

Goapele Mohlabane started singing as a child, and at age 14 she joined the Oakland Youth Chorus. After high school, she decided to pursue music as a professional career and enrolled in the Berkley College of Music in Boston. After that, she worked with San Francisco musicians and artists, then went on to record on both east and west coasts of the United States to record her self-released debut album, [i]Closer[/I].

After this release, she formed Skyblaze Recordings with her brother Namane to oversee her musical career. Her first nationally distributed album, [i]Even Closer[/I], an expanded version of her debut album, was initially released through [l=Hieroglyphics Imperium] until [l=Columbia] picked her album up for worldwide distribution and signed her to a recording contract. [i]Even Closer[/I] was rereleased with extra tracks, and, in 2005, her second album, [i]Change it All[/I] was released, focusing on the activism in which she had been involved since she was a child.


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