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19-12-’12 Check out these reviews and interviews since the release of Kandela in the Dutch press:

“…in al zijn subtiliteit een machtig statement…”
Jaïr Chong
19-12-2012 | Volkskrant

“…Wie voorlopig even geen geld heeft voor een tropisch reisje naar de warme zon in Curaçao doet er goed aan om deze cd aan te schaffen…”
12-11-2012 | MusicFromNL

“…de zangeres is ‘on fire’ en dat toont ze ook tijdens het concert op het Octagonplein…”
Izaline Calister kan ook sexy zijn
- Recensie optreden Curaçao
05-11-2012 | Amigoe

“…razend knap dat salsa, bolero, bossa en meer Latijnse stijlen samensmelten in een eigen geluid, die vertrouwde soulvolle klank van Calister op haar best…”
Kees Smallegange
11-2012 | OOR

“…ik krijg er geen genoeg van! De energie spat er vanaf…”
Jolanda Soolsma
11-2012 | LatinNet

“…je hebt nooit te veel Latijns Amerikaans in huis, zeker niet van deze aangename Carïbisch-Antiliaanse…”
Hessel Fluitman
22-10-2012 | Jazzflits

New CD!

15-09-’12 Three years after the release of the Edison-award winning ‘Speransa’ –‘This is easily one of the best world music albums I have ever reviewed’ (Inside World Music)– Izaline Calister presents her new CD: Kandela!

The title, meaning ‘Fire’, stands for warmth and passion, all terms widely associated with Latin America. And that's just the direction Calister took with this record. Hence the subtitle – Un Kanto pa Latino Amérika (A song for Latin America).

On the sunny island of Curaçao, Izaline grew up with Cuban bolero’s, Brazilian bossa nova’s, Venezuelan traditionals and Mexican mariachi's her father loved to listen to.
Izaline: ‘This has been such a great part of my musical upbringing. I wanted to do something with that. In combination with the classical and traditional music from Curaçao, I had a very warm and rhythmical youth filled with great melodies. In 2012 my father turns 82, and I want to honor him and the continent of South America that brought me such beautiful music and great inspiration.’

The release-date for The Netherlands is planned on 26 October. CD-presentation-concert will be on 8 November, in Het Paard, Den Haag.
CD-release-parties on Aruba on 30 October and 1 November, on Curaçao on 3 and 4 November.

More Izaline Calister LIVE
October 25 - Virus, Radio 4
October 26 - Casa Luna, Radio
October 27 - Beauforthuis, Austerlitz
November 23 - Mijke's Middag, Radio 6
December 1 - Bimhuis, Amsterdam
December 9 - Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam

For reviews (Dutch),

Kiss me, here

10-10-’12 ‘Close your eyes and surrender, come in my arms and let me decide. Dushi, kiss me here.’

The new single ‘Damelo Aqui’ from the upcoming album Kandela is out now! You can download the single on iTunes.

For complete lyrics, with translation in English, click here.

NSJ Club

08-02-’13 Saturday 2 March Izaline Calister plays at the North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam.

Izaline is accompanied by her own band, playing material from the new cd ‘Kandela’.

Show (so-called Dinerconcert) starts at 21.00.

For more info, tickets and reservations, click here.

Blue Note ClubSessions

19-12-’12 Saturday 22 December Izaline Calister plays at the Blue Note ClubSessions in the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.

The Blue Note ClubSessions brings live soul & jazz music in a club atmosphere every Saturday afternoon. Doors open at 16:00 and the show starts at 17:00. Free entrance .

For more info click here.

Live in Rotterdam

25-11-’12 The presentation of ‘Kandela’ for Rotterdam is planned for 9 December.

The concert takes place in Lantaren Venster, showtime 15.00.
For tickets or reservations, visit www.lantarenvenster.nl.

Setting the BIMhuis on fire!

22-11-’12 Izaline will present her new cd ‘Kandela’ in the BIMhuis on Saturday, 1 December.

She will be accompanied by her own band. Expect a dazzling tropical party like the last time in the BIMhuis.

For tickets and reservations, check bimhuis.nl.

KANDELA-tour 2012

25-10-’12 Izaline travels Curaçao and Aruba these weeks presenting her new CD Kandela.

31 October and 1 November
Cas di Cultura, Aruba

3 and 4 November
Octagon Plaza (Avila), Curaçao

Nazomer-festival Middelburg

23-07-’12  Izaline Calister is performing at the 'Nazomer Festival' in Middelburg on the 26th of August.

This edition of the festival promises to be one with lots of variety in the program, and is spread out over the entire province of Zeeland.

Click for more info.

Vagina-monologen with Izaline

23-07-’12  Theater-hit ‘De Vaginamonolgen’ is back!

This time the show will take place in the Delamar Theater in Amsterdam. Izaline will feature on August 27 and 29 in a part in the much acclaimed theater-show.

More info & tickets click here.

In South-Korea!

23-07-’12  For the fourth time since 2009 there is a Jazz Summer School in South Korea. From July 29 till August 4, Dutch jazz musicians are invited to teach and inspire students over there. Izaline Calister is one of the teachers this year, giving vocal classes to the students.

Click for more info about the Jazz Summerschool.

Worldmusic festival Verueño

23-07-’12  On September 1, Izaline Calister plays at the Verueño World Music Festival in Schiedam.

During two days, the Julianapark in Schiedam will be filled with great world music to bring you in a summer vibe. For more info about this festival click here.

Carré-bean Night

22-05-’12  Izaline stars in a tropical night filled with music and laughter with all great names of Surinam and Curaçao.

With musical friends Shirma Rouse and Trafassi Izaline is performing in Carré, Amsterdam, on 29 June. It is called the
Carrébean Night.
A cabaretesk show with standups by Roué Verveer, Jorgen Raymann, Jandino Asporaat and Jetty Mathurin and lots of great music. The show wll be hosted by Humberto Tan.
Get your tickets at www.carre.nl.

Lady sings the tambú on OEROL

23-05-’12  For the first time in history Izaline is playing on the famous Oerol-festival. Every summer in June the isle of Terschelling is filled with music and theatre.

This year Izaline is invited to participate in a production called ‘Tambú, a freedom Song’. The musical theatre-show is the result of a cooparation with ‘Het Volksoperahuis’, Untold (Amsterdam Zuid) and Teatro Luna Blou (Curaçao). The show premiered this spring in Curaçao. The show features more musical friends from Curaçao, Konki Halmeyer (steelpan) and Ompi Tio (percussion).

More on www.volksoperahuis.nl
Tickets in info on Oerol.

Izaline at leaseparty rapper Fresku

13-05-’12  On Sunday, 20 May, Izaline will be singing on the cd-release of Fresku’s Maskerade. She duoed with him on the track ‘Cirkels’.

Join the party at the Effenaar in Eindhoven, or check Fresku.

MasterPeace Tour at Bevrijdingsdag

28-04-’12  On May 5, ‘Bevrijdingsdag’ (Dutch celebration of Liberation Day), the international peace movement MasterPeace will bring a unique show with, amongst others, Izaline Calister.

Under supervision of Leoni Jansen a group of 19 singers and a band will perform at the festivals in Wageningen, Utrecht and The Hague.

For more info click here.

Live @ Keizersgrachtkerk Amsterdam
29th of April 2012

22-04-’12  On Sunday the 29th of April, Izaline will do a special performance during the ‘Evangelische Roze Viering’ in the beautiful church at the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam.

The ‘Evangelische Roze Viering’ celebrates its 20th birthday on this day, the celebration will start at 15:00 and everybody is welcome to join!

More info here; www.erv-amsterdam.nl.

‘The Forbidden Science Monologues’

Izaline takes part in musical theatershow ‘De Verboden Wetenschapsmonologen’. It is based on the heartbreaking stories of courageous university graduates that were prosecuted in their countries but found a safe place in The Netherlands.

Performance of the play takes place in the university-cities Maastricht, Utrecht, Enschede, Wageningen, Leiden, Groningen, Nijmegen, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
No two performances will be the same; cast, stories and musicians will vary along the way.
Actors: Roger Goudsmit, Raymi Sambo, Paulette Smit, Manoushka Zeegelaar. Singing: Jeannine la Rose, Izaline Calister, Denise Jannah, Lucretia van der Vloot. Directed by John Leerdam.

Check the schedule for dates and venues.