Press (English)


01-07-2014 | Curaçao Precious

Feelings are a universal matter

- Interview

Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary Curaçao



30-11-2011 | The Telegraph

Hail, Diva

- Review of perfomance in Kalkotta


25-11-2011 | Time Out Bangalore

Izaline Calister

Aditya Kundalkar

24-11-2011 | Hindu

Papiamentu goes global

- Interview in Indian newspaper

Harshini Vakkalanka


05-07-2010 | The New York Times

A Language Thrives in Its Caribbean Home

- Article about the Creole language Papiamentu, with a citation from ‘Mi Pais’

Simon Romero

“This is easily one of the best world music albums I have ever reviewed.”

03-2010 | Inside World Music

Izaline Calister’s ‘Speransa’

- cd-review Speransa (English)

Matthew Forss



10-2009 | Insights

A gem!

- cd-review Speransa



23-09-2009 | GO Weekly

Gracefully into a new phase

- Interview

Roxanne van Dam-Martha, photography Pito Polo


06-09-2009 | The News Aruba

The Aruban night shines with the brightest stars for Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival 2009

- Festival-review



“A towering achievement.”

14-07-2008 | Diaspora.com

- cd-review Krioyo

Richard Jasiutowicz


27-03-2008 | Parade

Zlatna Kostova (Bulgarian)



“…a voice for all moods, from a soaring, melodic belt rather like Angelique Kidjo’s to an imploring breathiness…”

16-02-2007 | Rootsworld.com

Izaline Calister keeps Curaçao on the musical map

- cd-review

Tom Orr


“…highlight Calister's songwriting strength…”

09-2006 | www.earball.net/spintheglobe

Izaline Calister, Kanta Hélele

- cd-review

Scott Allan Stevens

07-2006 | The Beat

Island Style

- Interview

Brian Dring

“…the best of both the hip-swaying and reflective moments of this marvelous disc…”

27-01-2006 | www.globalrhythm.net

Izaline Calister, Krioyo

World Music CD Reviews Reggae & Caribbean

- cd-review

Tom Orr


“Dutch audiences have already become enraptured by Calister’s music and charismatic stage presence.”

27-01-2005 | Amsterdam Weekly

A Caribbean queen on the world stage

- Interview

Peter Bartlema


“…a vocal performance that comes close to the imploding pathos of Billie Holiday…”

12-2004 | Record Collector

A world music album of and for 2004

- CD-Review ‘Krioyo’

Ken Hunt

“It’s rare to find music so compellingly danceable which also repays deeper listening.”

07-08-2004 | Songlines 26

Danceable eclecticism from Curaçao

- CD-Review ‘Krioyo’

Kim Burton

“Just go and buy it, for a friend or for yourself. Someone in your life needs it.”

27-08-2004 | The Boot Box

Izaline Calister | Krioyo

- CD-Review ‘Krioyo’

Ted ‘The Boot’ Boothroyd

“…Krioyo is a very welcome album with great music that is wonderfully recorded…”

05-2004 | www.6moons.com

Izaline Calister | Krioyo

- CD-Review ‘Krioyo’

Marja Vanderloo, Henk ‘Longbeard’ Boot


13-11-2003 | Turkish Daily News

Ankara Jazz Festival continues with famous talent Izaline Calister

- Article with reference to Ankara Jazz Festival

-Author unknown-

“…If you weren't in the Castle Park last Friday night - cry now. Weep, gnash your teeth and know that you missed one of the most spectacular outdoor events that our city has ever hosted…”

15-08-2003 | Kilkenny People

Arts Festival fireworks, Izaline Calister and Masquerade

- Review of concert on Kilkenny Festival

Gerry Moran

“…Izaline is one of the most gifted women singer/ songwriters to emerge from the Caribbean, backed at every restless musical turn in the road by her equally talented band…”

07-08-2003 | The Beat

You Go Girls

- CD-Review of ‘Mariposa’

Brian Dring


“…give a listen to Izaline Calister and her CD. She is new to the jazz scene, and a very welcome addition to jazz vocalists…”

2002 | www.jazzreview.com

Izaline Calister - Soño di un muhé (One Woman's Dream)

- CD-Review

Lee Prosser

08-2002 | The Beat

The Alphabetical Islands

- About the Dutch Caribbean music, followed by an interview with Izaline

Brian Dring

“…it was Izaline Calister who reigned supreme that night. The local lady, now international diva, had the fans eating from the palm of her hands…”

07-2002 | Caribbean Today

Jazz fest serves up sweet Curaçao culture

- Review of Curaçao Jazz Festival

Howard ‘Flagga’ Duperly

04-2002 | Viva Otrobanda

Tumba Queen only once

- Interview one year after winning the Tumba Festival

- Author unknown -