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'Sheila E Icon': The legendary drummer fuses decades of influences into new album




Take Two host A Martinez poses with musician Sheila E after their interview at KPCC.
Take Two host A Martinez poses with musician Sheila E after their interview at KPCC.
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Musician Sheila E has done it all.

As the daughter of legendary Mexican-American percussionist Pete Escovedo, Sheila has toured and collaborated with Prince, she has fronted an '80s pop group and has remained one of the most famous drummers in music history.

Her debut album "The Glamorous Life" rocketed her to stardom in the 1980s with the song with the same name. 

Listen to "The Glamorous Life" here

Thirty years later, she's back with her seventh studio album, called "Sheila E Icon." A Martinez talks with the legendary drummer in studio about her long career, her early dream to be an Olympic athlete and her newest album.