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Kwaku Summer Festival: children of all countries, all colours...

Published on 05-09-2016


The festival, an institution in the Netherlands, is a musical celebration of the abolition of slavery in Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles in 1863.

Owing its name to a statue erected in Bijlmer Park, where it is held, the festival takes place over four weekends in July and August. The music is mainly rap, reggae, and jazz. This year's festival will be headlined by DJ Quincy Glenn, the AMC Bigband group, and a tribute to Bob Marley. There's also Tha Block Jam, a competition for best young rapper. There are fashion and hair shows, and many other activities. The ambience is wonderfully festive. Be sure to indulge in homemade dishes from the Antilles, on offer at numerous small stands.

Kwaku Summer Festival
Nelson Mandelapark
1102 BL Amsterdam Zuidoost

From 16 July to 7 August 2016


From 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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