Goapele captivated the music industry in 2001 with her stunning independently released debut disc “Even Closer” earning fans and musical champions ranging from her superstar musical contemporaries Erykah Badu, Mos Def and Kanye West to such legendary luminaries as Prince and Stevie Wonder. She was roundly hailed for consistently delivering testimony-driven, emotionally charged yet uplifting soulful cuts which skillfully blend hip hop, jazz, and melodic R&B.“Goapele’s smoky, sensual voice is a beacon that shines.” –Billboard Magazine
Sometimes its nice to go to calm events where the music isn’t blasting, thousands of people aren’t yelling, and the artists/performers show off their raw talent. Yesterday, Goapele (American Soul & R&B Singer-Songwriter) put on an amazing yet soulful performance. With powerful vocals, and the help of some pretty dope guitar solos, her, along with a wonderful opening act by U. City, uplifted the couple filled crowd which seemed to fall even more in love. Goapele performed songs like “Closer”, “Play”, and even a few new songs…including an exclusive song she did on the “Sparkle” soundtrack (which hits theaters this weekend).
Photos via Darren Burton (@creativi_d on Twitter)
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