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A Conversation with Sheila E.

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A Conversation with Sheila E.

A Conversation with Sheila E.

A Conversation with Sheila E.

Only Available in Archive Formats.

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Sheila E., Through the Years

Hear samples from her first hit album and latest CD:

From The Glamorous Life (1984)

Listen 'The Belle of St. Mark'

Listen 'The Glamorous Life'

From Heaven (2001)

Listen 'Joy'

The multi-talented percussionist Sheila E. (Escovedo) talks NPR's Tavis Smiley about her musical family, career and the use of her music as therapy for abused children.

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