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Angélique Kidjo Remixes Hit Song, ‘Pata Pata’ for COVID-19 Awareness

In loving memory of Miriam Makeba!

Angélique Kidjo births a new COVID-19 awareness song.

The Grammy winner has collaborated with UNICEF to re-release “Pata Pata” by the late South African music icon Miriam Makeba, in order to raise awareness around the coronavirus outbreak.

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Kidjo explains in the song that “Pata Pata” translates from Xhosa to “Touch Touch”, and she switched the lyrics to include: “We need to keep our hands clean so ‘no-Pata Pata’…Don’t touch your face, keep distance please and ‘no-Pata Pata.’”

Watch her UNICEF’s ‘No Pata Pata’ version below:


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