Name Izaline Calister
|Website Izaline Calister.com|
|Born March 9, 1969 (age 46)
Curacao (1969-03-09) |
Genres Jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Calypso
Albums Krioyo, Sono di un muhe, Kanta Helele, Mariposa, Kandela, Speransa
Similar People Fresku, Shirma Rouse, Giovanca Ostiana, Juli Garreta
Occupation(s) Musician songwriter
Izaline Calister singing Vlemayo
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.