With her good musical taste, her great energy, exuberant beauty and sympathy, she has been infecting the hearts of salseros in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia with her good taste in music.
On this occasion, the pages of International Salsa Magazine / www.SalsaGoogle.com are graced by our very special guest, the beautiful Katherinne Motta better known as DJ Katha Motta, collector of salsa vinyls, who has been infecting us with her good musical taste, her great energy, exuberant beauty and sympathy to the salsa hearts in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia.
Born on December 1st in Bogota – Colombia and based in Miami, Florida in the United States, she has been doing an admirable job with her professionalism, talent, original style, versatility, sympathy, connection with the music lovers, dancers and followers; being some of the reasons to be with you today in the only salsa magazine in the world.
Welcome DJ Katha Motta to our edition of the month, for us, it is a satisfaction to talk with you…
Thank you very much Carlos, for your invitation and taking me into account for this interview so I can share and publicize my work as a DJ through International Salsa Magazine and wwwsalsagoogle.com, with all those beautiful and rumbera people, who are your faithful followers and readers around the world.
Very well Katha, tell us how were your beginnings in this professional DJ career?
Friend Carlos Colmenárez, well let me tell you that I started on August 26, 2017, in the city of Asheville North Carolina as a professional DJ and I have been participating since then in 5 states of the country, also in Peru in events and concerts of music lovers and collectors, but lately I have been developing my work in Atlanta GA, city that has given me affection to this day.
Excellent, by the way Katha, before continuing with the musical part; tell us if you have any hobbies or do you dedicate yourself to other things?
Yes, Carlos I am passionate about martial arts, photography, the natural environment, sharing with family, obviously dancing and somehow I have learned to value art and life…!
Your taste for salsa begins since when Katha?
My love for salsa began at the age of 16 when I started to enjoy family parties and I realized that the salsa genre called my attention more than the others. At the age of 18 I only frequented salsa places because it generated joy, feeling and flavor.
Does that give us to understand that you fell in love with salsa?
Yes, yes my friend Carlos, I fell in love with salsa after being locked in the genres of rock, ballads and some heavy metal, although, I still carry these genres in my heart I stayed with salsa because it is a genre that you can enjoy with a glass of wine, dancing, it is too versatile which for me makes the perfect combination. I think I am a proof that it is possible to be a passionate salsa dancer at an adult age.
And weren’t you influenced by your parents or friends to have that taste for salsa?
I remember that since I was a little girl I have been very curious about music, I remember that since I was a child I would take the tape recorder and the cassettes that my parents had recorded from the radio and I would write the names and artists in a notebook.
Very good DJ Katha and as for your taste for vinyls what can you tell us?
Prof. Carlos, when I started working, I started buying CDS and some vinyls, I demanded much more in my work as a DJ because I always want to give the best of me, I also enjoy learning and finding exquisite tunes from collections that are not very well known. Currently I keep buying vinyl for the love of music, the thirst to learn, enjoy the contact of the needle and the vinyl is magical and it is also satisfying to support new artists. I think it is important to have the habit of giving that value to what we are so passionate about and contribute to the genre.
Which of the rhythms or styles of salsa are your favorites?
It is difficult to find favorites in this genre, when you fall in love with many artists who left their mark and continue to do so, but I think my personal taste is more for son montuno, guajiras and when I program for the dance floor I really like guaguancó, timba and salsa dura.
DJ Katha Motta, we want to know in which places have you been working lately?
Well, let me tell you Carlos that I have been working and making all the dancers in the following cities enjoy:
Asheville NC, Charlotte NC, Greensboro NC Atlanta GA, Athen GA, Greenville SC, Pompano Beach FL, Margaret Fl, Los Angeles CA, Dallas TX, Knoxville TN and many, many more, and as for places where I have participated in vinyl collectors meetings, Orlando FL and Lima Peru.
By the way DJ Katha Motta, with which figures of our Afro-Caribbean music, have you shared the stage?
Carlos, I have had the honor of playing with: Chamaco Rivera, Bobby Valentin, Roberto Lugo, Roberto Blades among others, dear friend.
Perfect, Katha, can you tell us, what have been your latest and upcoming DJ sets for events?
Let me tell you Carlos, that on May 8th I was at the ”Mother’s Day weekend edition” (Noche caliente Latin Night) in Dunwoody, GA; last April 10th at the (Salsa al parque Miami number 3) in Hialeah Fl, May 29th at the ”Rumba salsera” event in Pembroke Pines Fl, among others…and I will be ”Celebrating fathers day” on Saturday June 26th in Greenville SC, alternating with Roberto Blades.
Your social networks Katha, so that music lovers and dancers can follow you?
You can find me as :FanPage Facebook: DjKathaMotta.Facebook Personal: KathaMotta.
Instagram:DjKathaMotta.Youtube:DjKathaMotta.https://Youtube.com/channel/UCSmpDKa1HyMcC4KsBVUpMtA. Twitter: Dj KathaMotta @djKathaMotta.
Thank you very much Dj Katha Motta for accepting our invitation to international salsa Magazine, www.Salsagoogle.com, for us it has been a great honor to have you as a guest and we hope you continue with such professionalism and dedication to the salsa genre and enjoy your “temotas” as you rightly present them in your work and transmissions. We send you a big kiss and a virtual hug with many blessings.
Thank you very much, my friend Carlos Colmenárez, you are a sun…! Let me tell you that the honor is mine and you have selected me to be with you in the “only salsa magazine in the world…!” I would also like to thank all your editors and directors for this high privilege. I will always be at your disposal to share experiences, good salsa and sincere friendship. With love and appreciation your friend Dj Katha Motta…!