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Goapele Proudly Supports Wildlife Works to Protect Threatened Wildlife in Kenya

Goapele just released her latest graphic tee design in partnership with Wildlife Works, a carbon-neutral fashion company that protects wildlife and forests in Kenya.  Proceeds from these tees go directly to wildlife and forest conservation and supporting sustainable jobs at Wildlife Works’ wildlife sanctuary in Southeast Kenya. Learn more about the sanctuary’s fair trade eco-factory where the tees were made …

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Soul Train Awards Adds ‘Best Independent R&B/Soul Artist Or Group’ Category; Nominees Announced

What’s Good in music? The addition of the Soul Train Award for Best Independent R&B/Soul Artist or Group. This year’s nominees represent some of the strongest R&B and soul acts who have a strong digital sales, radio spins in the urban adult or urban mainstream format and a substantial indie following.

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UNIQLO Pop-Up Experience

Oakland singer-songwriter Goapele hosts an evening with some of the San Francisco music scene’s key players. The folks from Noise Pop, DJ Aaron Axelsen and the CEO of OM Records will offer their insight into the local music scene. Bring your burning questions about the biz; they’ll drop some serious knowledge.

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MySpace’s Moving the Needle

MySpace has a new program recognizing local rising stars and it’s no wonder why they chose to feature Goapele! In an interview for MySpace’s Moving the Needle, Goapele reveals her influences, shares words of wisdom from Raphael Saadiq, talks about the SF music scene and projects underway including her feature performance in “Sparkle” starring Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks due …

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New Goapele Single “Undertow” Produced By Malay

It’s been precisely a decade since Oakland’s Goapele released her hit record Closer, but nothing has stopped the songbird from continuing to reach the masses with her soulful tunes. On her latest single selection, Undertow, Goapele proves that her six year absence from music didn’t remove the soul from her soul.  Backed by production from Malay, who also worked with …

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Goapele Supports the 2012 LA Film Festival

During the 2012 LA Film Festival, Goapele attended the screening of Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere. The film, featuring “Play”, earned DuVernay, a Best Director Award at Sundance, the first African American to do so. Goapele also participated in a panel discussion “Music in Film” held at the GRAMMY Museum. Goapele spoke with host Garth Trinidad (KCRW) about her involvement …

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Goapele Celebrates the Life of the Legendary Whitney Houston

We’re excited about Goapele’s feature performance in the remake “Sparkle” starring Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks and just released, is a behind the scenes look at the music video for “Celebrate”. The R.Kelly produced single off of the forthcoming soundtrack is the final song recorded by Whitney and if you aren’t already following @Goapele on Twitter or Instagram, we wanted …

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