Saturday, October 25, 2008

Closer to Goapele

The Fillmore Heritage Center celebration came alive with jazz and the locals of Western Addition. The concert featured Vinyl, Kim Nalley, Michael Auberg Group featuring Goapele, and Booker T. Jones.

The afternoon was wonderful. Oakland girl, Goapele was impeccable, her sleek, classic look, as flawless as her voice. She wore a form fitting grey dress that eluded a a vintage feel, but had a very modern assymmetrical hem at the knee. The dress was finished with a high-waisted belt. Her hair was parted down the middle and braided tight on each side. Her accessories appeared to be vintage and her heels were very cute. Her make-up was simple and her beauty radiated through the crowd.

Her performance was magical. The Michael Auberg Ensemble provided the instrumentation - a bass player, trumpeter, saxophonist, and organist. The rhythm was kept (and taken beyond) by an amazing drummer.

Here's Goapele's performance of "Closer" in the Fillmore. Enjoy the magic.

Photos + Video by Larimie Garcia

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