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Wednesday, Nov 16 2011

It's hard to believe that Oakland singer and activist Goapele Mohlabane (her first name alone suffices) has been releasing music for a decade. Her new album, Break of Dawn, released a few weeks ago, finds her sounding as youthful and smoldering as her 2001 debut Closer. Goapele takes a good stab at timelessness without veering into adult-contemporary territory; she's becoming an approachable siren who's accepted by the streets and the hip-hop community, as well as an older audience that would appreciate her in the context of a jazz club.

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