Wed Music. "No Pata Pata"by Angelique Kidjo - UNICEF's
"UNICEF has asked me to sing a version of Miriam Makeba ‘s Pata Pata with new lyrics to convey Covid 19 health messages" said Angelique Kidjo.
The song is being broadcast on radios stations in Africa to people who don’t have access to regular media. ‘Pata Pata’ makes everyone want to show off their dance moves
Who is this #remarkablewomen ?
Angélique Kidjo (born July 14, 1960), is a Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activist who is noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. In 2007, Time magazine called her "Africa's premier diva"
Kidjo has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2002. With UNICEF, she has travelled to many countries in Africa. Reports on her visits can be found on the UNICEF site: Benin, Senegal, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Syria, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Haiti.
Along with Mary Louise Cohen and John R. Phillips, Kidjo founded The Batonga Foundation, which empowers some of the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach young women and girls in Benin with the knowledge and skills they need to be agents of change in their own lives and communities.
Batonga accomplishes this through locating the most the most vulnerable adolescent girls in Benin and connecting them to girl-centered safe spaces led by Beninese women. These safe spaces provide young women and girls with trainings that allow them to gain new skills in financial literacy and build social capital.
Pic Angélique Kidjo
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