Izaline Calister

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Izaline Calister
Izaline Calister 2009.jpg
Calister at Pol's Place For Jazz Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands July 5, 2009
Background information
Born (1969-03-09) March 9, 1969 (age 50)
GenresJazz, Afro-Caribbean, Calypso
WebsiteIzaline Calister.com

Izaline Calister (born in Curaçao, March 9, 1969) is a Dutch-Curaçaoan singer and songwriter.

Growing up in her native Curaçao for eighteen years, Calister moved to Groningen, the Netherlands, where she studied at the Prince Claus Conservatoire and continues to live.

Calister's music combines the Afro-Caribbean-Calypso influences of her native Curaçao with jazz, creating a unique blend of music. These influences and musical features consist of rhythms, dances and songs from the island, of which she adapts and composes to accommodate her own unique style.

Singing in her native language of Papiamento, Calister feels that of as native speaker of such a unique yet widely unexposed language to the international community, a language also of a very select group of users, it is her duty to be an ambassador of her language.

She performs at venues and festivals around the world.



  1. ^ "Izaline Calister trotse winnares Edison Award" (in Dutch). NU.nl. October 22, 2009. Retrieved July 12, 2011.

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