Entries in Goapele (5)


Goapele Is On Tour! New Track "Power"!

We discovered Goapele's music more than ten years ago, around the release of her album Even Closer and her collaborations with MC's like Aceyalone and Hieroglyphics on the song "Make Your Move".  She followed Even Closer with Change It All and then more recently Break Of Dawn and Strong As Glass.  This spring she's on tour throughout the United States with a stop in Toronto on Monday at the Velvet Underground.  Take a listen to a few favourites below and see her live!

Tickets here.

Check out the brand new, amazing tune 'Power'!




Preview: Goapele live at The Hoxton 12/9



Tomorrow sees one of the most underrated and inspiring artists of our time performing in Toronto.  Goapele caught our attention with her appearance on the Hieroglyphics tracks 'Soweto' and 'Make Your Move' and her album 'Closer'.  She takes the stage tomorrow performing music from her newest album, the recently released 'Strong As Glass'.  The record was released in October, and features two powerful guest vocalists; Snoop Dogg on 'Hey Boy' and Eric Benet on 'My Love'.  The record shows the impeccable songwriting skill, and stunningly beautiful voice we've always loved, but possesses a vital energy that we've not heard from her before.

This makes the opportunity to see Goapele live all the more exciting, and well worth the wait.  Get your tickets here and get your copy of 'Strong as Glass' here!  Don't forget, this is an early show; the doors open at 7 pm!

"I imagine all of us realizing we are one world..." - Goapele.


Coming Dec. 9 to Toronto: GOAPELE

This is fantastic news.  We've waited a good few years for the return of Goapele and her incredibly beautiful voice.  Embrace has done what they do best and booked us what is sure to be an amazing jam, Tuesday, December 9 at The Hoxton.  Get your tickets here:  we can't wait.


Must check: Goapele has a new video for "Undertow"

One of our favorite, most soulful and super talented, not to mention beautiful artists, the one and only Goapele is back with new music. Finally.  From her incredible 2012 album "Break of Dawn", Undertow is both amazing and memorable, and the video is absolutely perfect.  Huge respect to Goapele, she is as good as it gets.  Enjoy:

Purchase Goapele’s Break Of Dawn LP via iTunes.

Classic of the Day: Hieroglyphics - Make Your Move


'Full Circle' is the second studio album from the complete Hieroglyphics crew.  '3rd Eye Vision' was the first, helping to bring the group to critical acclaim and drawing much deserved attention to the solo, and smaller group efforts.  The 2003 album featured a couple of very highly respected guests; Abstract Rude on '100000 Indi' and Goapele on 'Make Your Move'.

'Make Your Move' offers tales of life on the road.  Not always in the ways you'd expect.  These stories are of gratitude and the continued effort and passion necessary to keep the Hieroglyphics moving.  At times the lyrics are almost painfully honest, and Goapele's chorus makes the song an emotional experience.