“Africa” By Toto Will Play “For All Eternity” In African Desert
It’s the ultimate homage to internet’s unofficial anthem.
More than 30 years after Toto released their beloved song “Africa,” an artist has created the ultimate homage to the one of the internet’s favorite anthems.
Max Siedentopf, a Namibian-German artist, created the installation, which is meant to stay for for eternity, Maxim reports.
“Even though ‘Africa’ by Toto was released 1982 it is still very much present in today’s pop culture and frequently used for memes and even entire Reddit pages are dedicated to the song,” he says.
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TOTO FOREVER Set in the Namib desert, which is not only the oldest desert in Africa but the world, I set up a sound installation which pays tribute to probably the most popular song of the last four decades: Toto – Africa The sound installation consists of 6 speakers which are attached to an MP3 player that only has one song on it – Toto’s Africa. The song is put on loop and the installation runs on solar batteries to keep Toto going for all eternity. Sound on 🔈
The installation consists of an MP3 player connected to 6 speakers, all powered by solar energy.
The artist doesn’t reveal the exact location of the installation but shared a map of Namibia with the 1,200 mile-long Namib Desert circled.
“[It’s] like a treasure that only the most loyal of Toto fans can find,” Siedentopf told CNN.
This isn’t the first time “Africa” by Toto has permeated into present day pop culture. Even though three decades have passed since the song’s release, there’s a Twitter account that tweets the lyrics to the song throughout the day, and Weezer released a cover of the song this past summer.
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