March 11, 2021
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Sheila E. (née Escovedo) is celebrating Women’s History Month with the help from a few celebrity friends. Over the next five weeks, the percussionist will speak with celebrities from different industries that have broken the mold and barriers in their respective fields.
From activist Angela Davis to Misty Copeland, the first Black woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, each woman will speak on their journey to success, who inspires them, and more.
“I am beyond excited to celebrate Women’s History Month alongside my sisters, the legendary Gloria Estefan, Jill Scott, Misty Copeland, Lalah Hathaway, and Angela Davis, this month on Sheila E. TV,” she shared with People.
“These women are all shining examples of strength, passion [and] wisdom and have broken down barriers for all women of all generations,” she continued. “We’ll talk about who inspires them, why women’s history is so essential and what it means to be the first, but certainly not the last, to blaze a new trail.”
In the series teaser, the Grammy award-winning artist and actress revealed her approach to songwriting.
“The music tells the story for me,” said Scott. “That’s my favorite kind of music.”
To which the Emmy-nominated music director agreed on her strategy and responded, “That’s why I think everyone loves you so much, because you’re such a storyteller. That’s a gift.”
Tell us: Will you be tuning in?