Once called the "world's most defiantly joyful song", Miriam Makeba's 'Pata Pata' has been rerecorded by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo, to spread information and hope in a time of Coronavirus crisis.
Watch the music video 'Pata Pata' by Angélique Kidjo here
Without any alteration to chords or syllables, though with several changes to the lyrics, 'Pata Pata' will be rereleased by UNICEF across the globe this Thursday, more than 50 years since the international smash hit first took the world by storm. It does so with full copyright approval. 'Pata Pata' literally means 'touch touch' in Xhosa.
Nicknamed 'Mama Africa', Miriam Makeba was a South African singer and songwriter. She was a United Nations goodwill ambassador.