At 60 years previous, she takes over the turntables to carry new ambiance to the dance flooring of southern Sarthe. With the lifting of well being restrictions and the return of the celebration, Katia Daguenet, aka DJ Katia, will discover the evenings of the vacation, birthday or wedding ceremony committees. An historical vocation, carried out break for greater than 30 years, with which she had reconnected for a number of years, however that the Covid-19 had stopped lifeless. At this time, his order ebook is filling up once more. And he or she hopes to have the sphere free to proceed the household custom of ambianceurs.
His household has been making the Sarthois dance because the post-war interval
From 1945, his grandparents Albert and Marcelle Richard started to make the individuals of Sarthe dance with Le Châtelet, a “cell flooring” that they moved all through the division. Then his dad and mom took over within the 1960s with a minimum of seven flooring. Musette, yeyes, disco… The “Richard balls” comply with fashions, adapt. A lot in order that on the finish of the 1970s, his father purchased a disco-mobile known as the Manata: “It was a particular metallic construction for a discotheque, a touring disco. We stayed in a city for 3 months, it was the utmost time. Then we left for one more city and so forth, all that within the south of Sarthe. ”
Born on a dance flooring or nearly, Katia naturally takes the turntables of the Manataon the age of 17: “Dad thought I had animation in my pores and skin. So he mentioned to me ‘you try to we’ll see’. It was somewhat sophisticated in the beginning, he scolded me two or thrice as a result of it was fallacious. I listened to him, I made good sequences… And we walked for seven years collectively. And it is true that it labored as a result of there have been all the time individuals there. I am glad I did this for my dad and mom.”
Katia cuts the sound… Then places the sound again on
In 1984, after seven years behind the decks, Katia cuts the sound to begin a household and work within the bakery… Till her return to the stage in 2016: “On the request of my youngsters and their pals, for the Bercé affiliation too near the wall, which was doing an animation in Saint-Pierre du Lorouër, I went again on stage. However in the beginning, I accepted for a single night. Besides that following that, I had the request to redo animations as a DJ. And I needed to renew. “
Katia subsequently places the sound again on. With the identical gear as when it began. That of Manata: “I work with my two classic turntables, which suggests with the vinyls of the time, I’ve greater than a thousand of them. My audio system too. My mixer, I modified it as a result of it was drained. However I even took my helmet again for nostalgia…” Proud to make sure continuity, in honor of his deceased dad and mom in 2016 and in February of this 12 months, Katia additionally doesn’t neglect to evolve with the occasions: “I did not need to however I needed to put myself on the pc too as a result of there are songs that we do not have on vinyl. After which when there are younger individuals, they need rap , plenty of new music… So I take heed to all requests, I obtain songs and I supply the general public what they need to hear.”
Atmosphere the retirement residence?
The municipal worker of Courdemanche turns into DJ Katia One week-end out of two solely. As a result of she additionally needs to maintain time for her three grandchildren. A disco granny who has all the time “20 years within the head” and who doesn’t hesitate to placed on the present with the household: “My grandchildren adore it when grandma performs disco. That is it, it is continuity. I am so grateful to our dad and mom for giving us a considerably bohemian childhood, in music, alongside fairgrounds, merry-go-rounds… We maintain this spirit a bit.” So how far will she go? “To set limits is to die, I do not need that. So long as I can do it, I’ll do it. Even with canes, I’ll activate the turntables… To brighten up the retirement residence! “ And why not the long run booms of his grandchildren?