New ‘Pata Pata’ music video released by UNICEF spreads COVID-19 awareness - and joy - around the globe

Fans across all continents join Angelique Kidjo in sharing hope and joy by dancing to Pata Pata.

The name of the song is a play on the Xhosa word “phatha”, which means “touch”. The modified version sung by Kidjo includes lines such as: “It's time to sit it out! This is no-phatha-phatha ... Stay at home and wait it out … We need to keep our hands clean … Don’t touch your face, keep distance please.