The Benin International Musical , BIM , is a group of young Beninese musicians with sponsorship from Radio France, and the goal of celebrating Beninese culture through the origin of voodoo rhythms, which have been a source of musical influence during the 20th century. That of which the genres of jazz and rock have sought inspiration from, as well as blues, gospel, afrobeat and rap as well. It’s through the re-counting of Beninese heritage that BIM was born.
Associating voodoo rhythms and traditional songs, electronic melodies in piquant hip-hop and rock, this collective of Beninese artists has all it takes to make us travel. Initiated by Hervé Risen and produced by Jérôme Ettinger, BIM is a project of RadioFrance in partnership with ORTB, the EBU, Rolling Stone Magazine, and TV5 Monde. Sponsored by the City of Nantes, Institut Français Paris and Institut Français in Benin.