Izaline Calister
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Izaline Calister

Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands | INDIE

Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands | INDIE
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"Jazz FM Cd's Choice: Izaline Calister "Speransa""

"Speransa...A brilliant CD" - Insights

"CD Review: Izaline Calister's "Speransa""

"This is easiliy one of the best world music albums I have ever reviewed." - Matthew Forss - Inside World Music

"A language thrives in its Caribbean home"

"Mi pais ta un isla hopi dushi, kaminda mi lombrishi pa semper ta dera", goes a passage in Ms. Calister's hit song "Mi Pais" (that roughly translates as "My island is a lovely place, where my umbilical cord forever lies") - New York Times

"Papiamentu goes global"

" If music is food for the soul, then Izaline Calister can be considered its masterchef." - Hindu


Solo Albums:

2011 "Di Fiesta"

2009 "Speransa"

2006 "Kanta Hélele"

2004 "Krioyo"

2001 "Mariposa"

2000 "Sono di un muhé"



Izaline Calister (Curaçao, 1969), Edison winner in 2009, has built an impressive track record in the past 12 years. With her charming style she gathered a loyal group of fans. Sometimes modest, then exciting again, a worldwide audience has been conquered with her music and self written lyrics in Papiamento.

The songs "Wow’i Kariño", "Kanta Hélele", "Sa Sa Na Awasa" and more recent "Bendisiona" were number 1 hits in the Caribbean.
Her studio albums "Sono di un Muhé", "Mariposa", "Krioyo", "Kanta Hélele" and "Speransa" are released worldwide.

Izalines music is a fusion between the traditional music of her birth island Curacao and jazz with Afro-Caribbean influences. With her great band and a special composed set she can grasp her audience on every festival.

Izaline performs throughout Europe, Indonesia, the U.S.A. and South America and she played on many national and international festivals such as the Cape Town Jazz Festival, Rome Jazz Festival, Cervantino Festival Mexico, Sofia and the North Sea Jazz Festival.
The BBC made and broadcasted a mini-documentary about Izaline in 2006.

In 2007 Izaline sings for the Queen during the Liberation Festival, accompanied by the Metropole Orchestra.

In 2010 Izaline was asked by the United Nations to perform a song at their head office in New York during the memory of slavery, in association with the world famous guitarist and producer Nile Rodgers.

Izaline worked together with diverse musicians and artists. Her most recent tour through the Dutch theatres called Nomads and was in cooperation with the Brazilian Lilian Vieira and the Moluccan Julya Lo'ko.

Currently Izaline is working on her new album that will be released autumn 2012.

Press quotes about Izaline Calister:
“Her stage appearance is unforgettable: A barefoot wild diva. The queen of the Antillean jazz.”

“Izaline lets the Paard van Troje shake, flow, wave and swaying.”

“Calister has a lot of feeling in her voice. Even if you don’t understand Papiamento, you will understand what she says. Here lies her strength.”

“Calister has become a kind of ambassador of the Antillean music.”


For more information contact:
STROOM Management