Seattle Office of Film + Music

October 25, 2010, 11:52 am
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Though his life and death are wrought with controversy, Jimi Hendrix’s journey began in Seattle with an earnest and creative take on the world. Colorful in personality, dress and guitar licks, Hendrix’s contributions to rock and roll changed music forever. And it was because of his unique vision and talent that he was able to overcome poverty and gain international success. Now children can learn important life lessons from Hendrix’s story in a beautifully vibrant children’s book, Jimi Sounds Like A Rainbow by Gary Golio. Golio, who is also a child therapist, explains, “Many of the kids I see if I say to them, what do you want to be when you grow up? A lot of them say ‘I don’t know’… If you don’t have a goal as a young person, you’re really adrift. Jimi had nothing materially, he was quite poor, but in his imagination, inside of himself, he lived a very rich inner life.” Follow the link for the full story and to see excerpts from the book.

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