Singer and percussionist, Sheila E, first broke out in the 1980s with her hit “Glamorous Life.” Decades later she’s still got it. She recently released both a new album, Icon, and a new book, The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir.
She opens up to Maria Hinojosa about past abuse, being limited by the music industry, and East Coast versus West Coast.
Sheila Escovedo, known as Sheila E, is a world-class drummer and percussionist whose credits read like chapters in a music history book: Ringo Starr. Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and George Duke. Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter behind the seminal hits “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre.” Sheila is a fearless multi-instrumentalist, as well as an Actress, Mentor, and Philanthropist.
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