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Sheila E.

Biography

Sheila E.

Emmy and Grammy Award–nominee Sheila E. is one of the most talented percussionist/drummers in the world, performing and/or recording with Prince, George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Con Funk Shun, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Ringo Starr, Hans Zimmer, and countless others. She maintains a heavy involvement in charitable organizations as a philanthropist by promoting music and arts education as an alternative form of therapy.

Books by Sheila E.

by Sheila E. and Wendy Holden - Autobiography, Memoir, Music, Nonfiction

Sheila E., born Sheila Escovedo in 1957, picked up the drumsticks and started making music at the precocious age of three. By 19, she had fallen in love with Carlos Santana. By 21, she met Prince. THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM is a walk through four decades of Latin and pop music, as well as a heartbreaking and redemptive look at how music can save a person’s life.