In the Netherlands Antilles, Izaline Calister is a superstar. Bornin Curacao, the vocalist studied in Groningen, the Netherlands, andbecame known with the band Pili Pili. In 1998 she formed theIzaline Calister Band with musicians from Curacao, Aruba and theNetherlands. After her debut, in 2000, with Sonõ di un Muhé, thingssped up for her. Calister writes her lyrics in Papiamento, hermother tongue. On her latest CD, Speransa, meaning hope, Calisterdemonstrates she is a superior lyricist and a versatile vocalist.During this festival, she will perform with her own bandcomprising, among others, jazz guitarist Ed Verhoeff and drummerRoël Calister.