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In an emotional and powerful performance, Sheila E. — niece of legendary musician Alejandro Escovedo and goddaughter of late, great Tito Puente — proved that the greatness of Prince lives on in the music of those he inspired. A former member of Prince’s New Power Generation, and longtime collaborator of The Purple One, Sheila E. captured the spirit of his work in a seven-minute-plus medley that brought the 2016 BET Awards audience to its feet. At the conclusion, an emotional Sheila E. stood with the rest of her bandmates, pointing to the heavens, where no doubt Prince was watching the inspired performance.
You can watch the whole tribute here.
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