Strike a pose!

19-02-’17 Izaline was interviewed by Peter van Brummelen for newspaper Het Parool. With a beautiful picture of Harmen de Jong. Read it here, that is, if you understand Dutch.

Theatre-tour 2017-2018

01-04-’17 This winter Izaline tours the Dutch theatres with a musical theatre show called ‘Een Tip Van De Sluier’. It is a homage in remembrance of the work and life of Lennaert Nijgh, one of the best lyricists in the Netherlands. Fifteen years after he died, many of his songs are still in the hearts and minds of most Dutch and played dayly.

Next to Izaline, the show features singers Jim de Groot, Josee Koning and Sjors van der Panne. They are accompanied by a fine band of four great musicians.

As an honour to Lennaert Nijgh, the show premieres in Haarlem on 28 November, the date of his death. The shows tours theatres all over The Netherlands from December ’17 to March ’18.

Check the Schedule for dates and venues.

Check out ‘Tip van de Sluier’ in the press:
- Review in De Volkskrant (Dutch)
- Review in Haarlems Dagblad (Dutch)
- Review in Dagblad van het Noorden (Dutch)
- Interview in Heaven (Dutch)

Latin Diva - reprise tour 2017

13-09-’17 Next spring Izaline tours the Dutch theatres with the reprise of ‘Latin Diva’! In this show Izaline searches how to become a Latin Diva.

She’s looking for inspiration at the Latin Diva’s she admires like Mercedes Sosa, Astrud Gilberto, Gloria Estefan and Omara Portuondo from Buena Vista Social Club.
And while she was writing on her new album Rayo di Lus – she absorbed all of these influences. Now she’s ready for the next step: Becoming a Latin Diva herself with the new songs from ‘Rayo di Lus’. Don’t miss it so you can say you were there, just before she will have the world at her feet!

Read this review (Dutch) by Illand Pietersma.
Check the schedule for dates and venues.

Dance with me on the Aruban beach

Great reviews for Rayo Di Lus
11-06-’16 According to one certain critic it is Izaline’s best relaese untill now. Check reviews (in Dutch) HERE.

Two cd-parties Rayo Di Lus scheduled
11-06-’16 With her band, Izaline is playing the music of her new cd on Saturday 11 June in De Lantaren Venster (SITE), Rotterdam and at BIM-huis (SITE), Amsterdam on 16 June. Check the SCHEDULE for mor info.

NOW available

11-06-’16 The new cd of Izaline, Rayo di Lus, is available through this site. For Dutch fans, that is. It comes in a jewelbox, including a 16-page booklet with the songlyrics in Papiamentu and a translation in English.

For €15,- we’ll send it to an address in The Netherlands. Exclusively for this site Izaline signed the first 50 copies. Order here.

(NL) Nieuwe cd nu verkrijgbaar
De nieuwe cd van Izaline ‘Rayo di Lus’ is nu te bestellen. Bij de cd zit een tekstboekje van 16 pagina's met de songteksten in Papiaments en de Engelse vertaling.

Gesigneerde exemplaren
De cd kost €15,- inclusief verzending. Speciaal voor deze site signeerde Izaline de eerste 50 cd's. Bestellen
07-04-’16 The new cd of Izaline Calister is called Rayo Di Lus (Ray of Light). It features two surprising acts, the Curaçao/Dutch cooperation ‘Kuenta I Tambú’ (KiT) and the Aruban group ‘Buleria’.

Izaline’s eighth(!) contains ten new songs and a beautiful adaptation of the Dutch song ‘Telkens Weer’. If not before, this cd settles her name as a singer/songwriter.

Cd-presentation-shows are scheduled for April and June, in Den Haag, Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Check the schedule for dates and venues!

Bringing home ‘Mosa Nena and Buchi Fil’

19-05-’16 Izaline just got back from Curaçao presenting ‘The legend of Buchi Fil and Mosa Nena’. This bilingual theatre-show was staged in The Netherlands and Surinam before. All six shows in the Curaçao Hotel ‘Renaissance’ sold out. Find a review (in Dutch) here.
An interview with Izaline on Curaçao (also in Dutch) was published earlier in the Antilliaans Dagblad.

At the PC Hooft-prize presentation for Astrid Roemer

19-05-’16 Izaline is honoured to be invited to sing at the presentation of the ‘PC Hooft prijs’ to writer Astrid Roemer. More on

A documentary of the Surinam-born writer is broadcasted on 19 May on Dutch TV (NPO2). More on
(Photo: Philip Claus)

Please support

09-03-’16 The Liliane Fund in The Netherlands helps handicapped children in Third World countries to go to school. Help Izaline to support them in this year’s campain ‘Wij trekken aan de bel’ (‘Tocando la Kampana’), by downloading the song called ‘Herrie Op Het Plein’, performed by P!en featuring Festus. When downloading, you support this good cause.

Get it on iTunes!