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Katara is an American songwriter who performs original songs in English and Chinese.

Throughout mainland China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, Katara’s television performances have been viewed by millions of people. She has been seen on Zhejiang SatelliteTV’s hit program “The China Dream Show”, CCTV’s “Loud Echo”, Taiwan Television’s “Super Star”, and many more. Katara’s self-produced videos have been featured on the homepage of the largest video sharing platforms in China including Youku, 56.com, and YinYueTai.

In 2014, Katara was chosen from hundreds of contestants to attend FGM’s “Play and Sing” competition in Shenzhen. Because she gave a deeply moving performance of her original Chinese song “深深爱你”, Katara won glowing reviews from the judges and took home the coveted “Most Loved by the Audience” award.

In addition to her online and television exposure, Katara has been interviewed by the largest Chinese language newspaper in North America, The World Journal as well as iconic China Daily in Beijing as well as The Global Times.

Katara directs and edits her own music videos. As an independent artist without the support of a record label, Katara writes, publishes, and promotes her original music herself. If you would like to find out how you can support Katara’s original music and get your name in the credits of her next music video, please visit http://rewards.katara.com


Ask Katara

What is Katara Karaoke?

Katara releases karaoke versions of her music videos so that her fans can sing along! Because some of Katara’s fans are native Chinese speakers and some fans are students who are still learning Chinese, Katara releases two different Karaoke versions of each song: in the first version the lyrics are written in Chinese characters (汉字). The second version has the lyrics written in Pīnyīn, which is the romanization of Chinese characters that students use to be able to read Chinese using letters of the English alphabet. In this way, Chinese learners can use Katara’s songs to practice their Chinese and learn new vocabulary.

Is Katara signed by a record label?

No, Katara is an independent artist. She writes, records, distributes, and promotes her music without the support of a record label.

What dialect of Chinese does Katara speak?

Katara speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Does Katara use WeChat?

Yes! Her username is: laowaipengyou

How can I find Katara’s videos on Youku?

Katara’s username on Youku is 老外朋友 which means “Foreign Friend”. You can search for her using her Chinese username or follow this direct link http://i.youku.com/kataramusic

How long has Katara been speaking Chinese?

Katara started learning Chinese in August of 2011.

What nationality is Katara?

Katara is American, born and raised in New York.


Thanks to the incredible support of my friends and fans online, my YouTube channel is quickly nearing 10,000 subscribers!!! I can’t believe it… I’m so grateful to you all for helping me make my dream come true and for supporting me from the beginning. As a special thank you, I am going to be doing a prize giveaway on the day that we reach 10,000 subs! That day I will select a subscriber at random to receive a free limited edition autographed photo and secret gift! The contest begins today (July 4th). To subscribe to me on YouTube, please visit my channel here http://youtube.com/kataramusic Thank you so much for your support and good luck!




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Thank you for visiting Katara’s Official Website! If you would like to support Katara, you can check her out on Patreon (http://patreon.com/katara). There you can get cool rewards like pre-release MP3s and custom voice memos from Katara herself! Another way you can support Katara’s dream is by subscribing to her on YouTube and following her social networks below!

If you are a media outlet that would like to request a press-kit or interview, please contact Katara’s management using the address provided below.


The e-mail address is for business inquiries only and is not monitored by Katara. If you are a fan who would like to contact Katara, please leave a comment on her Instagram, which she checks often. Thank you for your cooperation.