TULA EN JULIET: NEW THEATRETOUR IZALINE CALISTER


After 228 years, on October 3rd of this year, Tula, the leader of the largest slave revolt, will be rehabilitated by the Dutch government. This rebellion in 1795 was brutally suppressed, and Tula was sentenced to death. Afterward, it was taboo for a long time to commemorate Tula. Izaline Calister: 'In 2023, we celebrate the abolition of slavery 150 years ago. My great-grandmother Juliet (1836-1875) experienced it all: slavery and its abolition. Izaline brings Juliet to life in a personal, musical performance.
Izaline Calister connects history with the present and celebrates the future by telling the story of Juliet and the influence of freedom fighter Tula and by playing passionate and moving music.
PREMIERE October 11, Bijlmerpark Theatre, Amsterdam 
www.izalinecalister.com

Lead vocals, script, acting:Izaline Calister 
Guitars: Ed Verhoeff
Trombone: Ilja Reijngoud or Efe Erdem or Pablo Martinez/
Percussion: Vernon Chatlein or Lidrick Solagier or Roël Calister





 

BON DIA, GOEIEMORGEN CONCERTS 2024
IZALINE CALISTER SINGING CHILDREN'S SONGS FROM CURACAO AND ARUBA



As a child, Izaline would always sang, also in children’s choirs, for instance in ‘Perlitas’ led by the famous Rudy Plaate.
For this project, Izaline chose songs from her youth. Songs that every Antillian likes to sing along; from reknown composers as Richard Simon, Padu Lampe from Aruba and above-mentioned Rudy Plaate. She had the songs adapted in the Dutch language by children's book author Koos Meinderts and  together with a.o. Thijs Borsten she recorded new arrangements of the songs; this CD comes with an accompanying picture-book. 
Bon Dia, Goeiemorgen LIVE 2024
February
14
Schoolconcerts Wijk bij Duurstede
20
Podium Hoge woerd- De Meern
March
10
Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland (KAF)
24
Het Kielzog, Hoogezand-Sappermeer
April
13
Musis & Stadstheater Arnhem
14 Leidse Schouwburg, Leiden
21
Schouwburg Tilburg
May
27
Schouwburg, Tilburg
28
Schoolconcert, Tilburg






NEW ALBUM SEGUIR VIVENDO FEATURING LILIAN VIEIRA
A BRAZILIAN TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL FRANKS


This project was born with the idea of Roeland Jacobs and Rob van Weelde from Studio Wedgeview. They both love Brazilian music and worked before with Lilian. it was obvious for them she would be the right singer for this album.
Seguir Vivendo contains twelve songs from the American singer-songwriter Michael Franks performed by Lilian Vieira accompanied by the Wedgeview house band featuring trumpetplayer Teus Nobel and the stringsection from the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
Releasedate: February 4,2022 (Wedgeview / Integral Music)
CD PRESENTATION: February 20, 2022 Pianino Theatre, Den Haag (NL)
Line up:Lilian Vieira- lead singer, Udo Pannekeet - bass,  Marcel Serierse-drums, Daniel de Moraes – guitar,
Roeland Jacobs-Rhodes, Special guest: Breno Viricimo -guitar
LILIAN VIEIRA GRUPO LATEST ALBUM: CANTA SAMBA


Curieus for these new samba grooves? Please Listen here@ Spotify

www.lilianvieira.com

 

NEW THEATRE SHOW: VAN DE ANDERE KANT (FROM THE OTHER SIDE)
IZALINE CALISTER AND THIJS BORSTEN


As a follow-up to their theater show about Izaline's father and her birth island Curaçao, this new program explores how the Dutch and the Antilleans perceive each other. It delves into cultural differences and prejudices. Experience how Izaline and Thijs have skillfully incorporated these aspects into an intriguing musical program. The tour is set to commence soon!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRx-slpSQOE
February
25-02 Studio De Bakkerij Rotterdam
March
08-03 Cpunt, Hoofddorp
17-03 Kleine Komedie, Amsterdam
22-03 Parnassos Cultuurcentrum, Utrecht
23-03  Op Maarhuizen, Winsum
30-03 Lux, Nijmegen
April
18-04 Theater De Speeldoos,Baarn
21-04 Het Theater Blaricum (matinee)
24-04  Theater Heerenlogement Beusichem
25-04 Schouwburg Hengelo 
02-05-24 Schouwburg Amphion, Doetinchem
24-05-24 Theater Streams - Breede Beek, Nijkerk
26-05-24 Theater De Bussel,Oosterhout

MUSIC DOCUMENTARY TULA LIVES! ON DUTCH TELEVISION


Tula lives is the music documentary which Izaline Calister made together with musician/theater maker Thijs Borsten. They walk the Ruta di Tula in Curaçao. There, they meet artists, musicians, historians, and a pastor. Tula worked as a slave on Knip plantation. On August 17, 1795, he and other enslaved people rebel and stop working. Plantation owner Casper Lodewijk van Uytrecht is unresponsive, so they head to the capital, to the governor. Along the way, other enslaved people join them. 

Tula and many others ultimately pay with their lives, but the rebellion becomes a national symbol. Tula himself is declared a national hero in 2010 and this year after 228 years he will be rehabilitated by the Dutch government. The documentary was previously broadcast on Dutch Television on August 17th. Due to the rehabilitation of Tula on October 3rd, the documentary WAS re-aired on NPOEXTRA and you can still watch it here  . In addition, the concert on Zuurzak plantation, Curaçao, featuring Izaline Calister and musicians, was also broadcasted.
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