Festival Djiogbe, previously known as FIAS, was founded in September 2008.
The festival later changed its name to Festival Djiogbe, and has continued to develop into a small, but popular annual event.
Festival Djiogbe aims to support artistic creativity at a regional level and to promote art from Benin internationally.
Events focus on music, dance, film, poetry and visual art and is attended by an estimated 15 000 people annually.
This Benin festival has steadily grown since it began by targeting professional artists from the live music scene, local collectives, collectives in the region as well as youth and women.
The twelve-day festival takes place in Benin’s largest city, Cotonou.
It aims to strengthen capacities of cultural actors, professional networking, street art, fine art exhibitions, live music concerts, and workshops, Festival Djiogbe represent the whole of Benin by creating a musical programme that affects a wide-ranging audience.