It's final now. There will be no Kwakoe Festival 2011 in Amsterdam this year.
The festival is one of the biggest multicultural events in the Netherlands and is organised since 1975 in Amsterdam South East.
The event is cancelled due to a lack of funding and a bad credit reputation. It's the first time since it was organised 35 years ago.
From July till August it would have been weekends of pure dancing, eating and anything else in between. Hot summers days with soccer, theatre, music, film and literature. Only not this year.
It's really a shame!
Video: Last day at the Kwakoe festival in Amsterdam
In the video most people say they enjoyed it and that they loved the food and the atmosphere. The man with the microphone at the beauty pageant is the present (Surinamese) chairman of the city district council of Amsterdam South East. In his speech he talks about the trouble with creditors, who this year wanted their money in advance.