The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir

The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir

Sheila E.


From the Grammy-nominated singer, drummer, and percussionist who's global well known for her contributions during the tune undefined, a relocating memoir in regards to the therapeutic energy of track and non secular development encouraged through 5 a long time of existence and love at the stage.

She was once born Sheila Escovedo in 1957, however the international is aware her as Sheila E. She first picked up the drumsticks and commenced making tune on the precocious age of 3, taught via her mythical father, percussionist Pete Escovedo. because the goddaughter of Tito Puente, song used to be the heart beat of her relatives, and regardless of Sheila's impoverished adolescence in Oakland, California, her kinfolk stayed robust, encouraged via the track they performed nightly of their lounge. while she used to be in basic terms 5, Sheila introduced her first solo functionality to a reside viewers. through nineteen, she had fallen in love with Carlos Santana. via twenty-one, she met Prince at one in every of her concert events. Sheila E. and Prince might ultimately subscribe to forces and collaborate for greater than twenty years, growing hits that catapulted Sheila to her personal pop superstardom.

The Beat of my very own Drum is either a stroll via 4 many years of Latin and dad music—from her excursions with Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Prince, and Ringo Starr to her personal solo occupation. while, it’s additionally a heartbreaking, eventually redemptive examine how the sanctity of song can store a person’s existence. Having time and again continued sexual abuse as a toddler, Sheila credit her mom and dad, tune, and God with giving her the desire to hold on and to construct a long-lasting legacy.

Rich in musical aspect, pop, and Latin tune heritage, it is a interesting stroll via a few of the largest moments in tune from the ’70s and ’80s. yet as Sheila’s own tale, this memoir is a different glimpse right into a world-famous drummer’s singular life—a deal with for either new and longtime fanatics of Sheila E. And peculiarly, The Beat of my very own Drum is a testomony to how the confident strength of track has fueled Sheila’s center and soul—and the way it can rework your existence in addition.

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