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Rayan Kouider, Malek Rania, Keita Diocounda, Nfabir Rheda, Tariq Hajjaj, Lahlou Chemsi, Mohamad Abba.
Patta & Tommy’s first collaboration takes on Pan-Africanism as a focal point. We felt it was imperative to showcase the breadth of the African diaspora. Before we reveal the collection, we’d like to draw your attention to Katibo Yeye, a 2003 documentary about Suriname-born Clarence Breeveld, who, together with director Frank Zichem, traces the shipping route from Ghana to Suriname.
Along the way they meet Stephen Korsah, a man who knows a lot about the history of slavery in his native country of Ghana, as well as in Europe. Completely unaware about what happened at the final destination of Suriname, Korsah travels with them to South America. Suriname is also where Patta founders’ roots lie.
Patta & Tommy will make a donation to three organisations which support communities of the African Diaspora: The Black Archives from Amsterdam, London’s Sistah Space & The Good Neighborhood Collective in Milan.