When two cultures meet, powerful interaction. Izaline Calister(Curacao), Edison winner 2009 and Dra Diarra (Mali) , are long friends and colleagues. 1996 Pili Pili – With this formation led by Jasper van ’t Hof, Izaline & Dra started touring internationally in this famous group. With her charming style she gathered a loyal group of fans worldwide. Sometimes modest, then exciting again, Izaline possesses the exceptional gift that makes all the difference for a soloist, as she sings in her mother tongue, Papiamentu, with feeling and grace. She has this ability to remain true to her roots and successfully reach out and conquer audiences around the world singing in an unfamiliar language, while seamlessly melding the pulsating rhythms of Afro Antilles music with Jazz.
Review on the photo a sensual moment of their interactions in grandiose Musiker – Ethno Fusion in Vollendung – Germany. Nov 2017.