When: Wed., April 8 2015
Her soulful R&B music is so cool and captivating, it’s easy to miss the empowerment in Goapele’s (pronounced gwa-puh-lay) lyrics. In a feathery, lyrical voice, she sings about female equality, political strife, racism, economic disparity and other hot-button issues that musicians attempting to sell records might steer clear of. Raised in a South African exile community in Oakland, California, she learned to speak up for her beliefs at an early age. Even with a more serious edge, her music is always entertaining at its heart. One of her most recent singles, “Hey Boy,” even featured Snoop Dogg.
Price: $20/$25 day of