The Festival international des musiciennes innovatrices (FIMI) is the first such event to be held in Montréal. Designed right from the start as a unique event, it is meant to highlight and provide an overview of the music written and performed by women.
Carried by Les Productions Super Mémé, the FIMI took place from April 6-10, 1989. Fifty artists from Quebec, elsewhere in Canada, France, Germany, Iran, China, Japan and the USA came to Montréal to perform in five cultural centres and in the following clubs: Spectrum, Club Soda and Foufounes Électriques. From rock to opera, jazz and performance art, the festival featured avant-garde music with roots in pop, jazz and rock.