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Songstress Goapele Receives Activism Award

August 14th, 2006 Posted in Events, Music, Politics

GoapeleFor those who don’t know, get familiar with this songstress. Goapele (the name means ‘to move forward’ in Sitswana, a South African language) has been doing her thing for a while both on the music and political front.

“The Bay area-based Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will honor neo soul singer Goapele with its first ever “Human Rights Cultural Hero Award” next month.
Known almost as much for her political activism as for her smooth voice and groove-driven music, the singer will accept the award on September 12 during the Center’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, “Tribute to the Dream.”

  • obi

    that one song “closer” was responsible for re-opening the bay area offerings to the world. Goapele is the business. excellent post

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