By Pauline France

Renowned drummer, percussionist and 2014 She Rocks Awards winner Sheila E. played a custom-made DW kit during a tribute honoring Prince at the BET Awards on June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Sheila E with Prince Tribute custom drum kit by DW Drums at Center Staging, Burbank, CA on June 23, 2016 at rehearsals for BET Awards. Photograph by Rob Shanahan
Sheila E with Prince Tribute custom drum kit by DW Drums at Center Staging, Burbank, Calif., on June 23, 2016, during rehearsals for the BET Awards. Photograph by Rob Shanahan.

Sheila E. played a personal tribute to Prince on a gloss white drum set and matching timbales manufacturerd in DW’s Custom Shop. The kit features Prince’s iconic “symbol” decked out with different-colored butterflies and finished with gold hardware. The art for the drums was inspired by Sheila E.’s recent tattoo commemorating Prince, who passed away on April 21st.

Sheila E. performed a variety of Prince classics, including “Erotic City,” “America,” and “Baby I’m a Star.”

Learn more about DW Drums at www.dwdrums.com.

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