Call Me Jimi

What if Jimi Hendrix had an illegitimate son, that grew up in Apartheid South Africa, and like his father became a phenomenal guitarist?

A young black South African blues/rock guitarist, James ‘Jimi’ Botlwaka (27), recently released from prison, who believes he may be the illegitimate son of the legendary Jimi Hendrix, recounts his fiery rock star past to a white female journalist at park station, as the front man of an all-white rock band in the dying years of the Apartheid regime.

It is a coming-of-age story, wrapped in a ‘love letter’ dedicated to rock and blues music, (mainly championed by black musicians), told during the biggest shift of the country’s history, the first democratic elections of 1994 and how a black rock ’n roll guitarist, against all odds, spent his entire life mimicking the greats and struggled to legitimize his position as a great talent in an industry dominated by racially prejudicial gatekeepers.

It is a story of love, and friendship that takes him on a journey where he finally finds his purpose, his voice and a sound that is uniquely his own.