Pink Martini - Kids African Party
“Pata Pata” is one of the most famous songs from Africa. The first singer to record this song was Miriam Makeba from South Africa. She became well known all over the world for her beautiful voice, fight against racism and powerful personality. Many different musicians have since recorded this song which was co-written by Miriam. This version is by Pink Martini, a band from Portland, Oregon, thousands of miles from South Africa and it shows how far
a good song can travel!
The title means “Touch, Touch” in the Xhosa language, one of the many languages spoken in the country of South Africa. It is a click language, which means people make a clicking noise with their tongue when they speak it. It is a song about singing, dancing and having a great time…perfect for a good party!