Skip to comments.Toto's 'Africa' to play 'for eternity' in Namibia desert
Posted on 01/17/2019 7:41:49 AM PST by C19fan
Toto's "Africa" has come home, so to speak, thanks to an installation by an artist who plans to play the song on loop in a Namibian desert -- for eternity. German-Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has set up the sound installation, called "Toto Forever," in an undisclosed location in the 1,200 mile-long Namib Desert. 'A ridiculous gesture': Ai Weiwei slams Trump's border wall, reconsiders US move The desert, on the west coast of Southern Africa, is around 55 million years old -- making it the world's oldest desert and the "perfect spot" for his work, Siedentopf, 27, told CNN in an email. "Hopefully the song will play just as long," he added.
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1: I thought by now Toto's song would be erased from history. Can't have a bunch of white dudes singing about the Black Continent.
How about blasting the soundtrack from David Lynch's "Dune". Toto wrote the soundtrack.
It will drive the wildlife crazy...................
>> Toto’s “Africa” ... play the song on loop in a Namibian desert — for eternity
I’m fairly certain this qualifies as a ‘crime against humanity’ under the Geneva Conventions.. or at least it should.
Stupid then, stoopider now. Animal abuse.
Namibian Beetle says, "It's got a good beat, and you can dance to it."........................
Don’t remember which FReeper posted this, but many thanks to her/him:
I like the Member Berries version better
Not a dung beetle?
It will call ALL The Worms!..................
No, it’s a Namibian Beetle that will sit at the crest of a dune and use its body to catch seabreezes and condensate the water to drink. God is smart..............
Solar panels have a ~20 year lifespan.
“...the installation is supposed to look more at the lighter side of things and everyone should be able to enjoy it.”
He said he won’t reveal exact the location of the work.
I discovered Perpetuum Jazzile about 10 years ago
Will it play for eternity, or just feel that way once you get to the 3rd or 4th playing. Really, not a good song.
I think it was me ... I just posted it again, not knowing you had posted it.
I thought it had already played for eternity.
On my radio, in 1982.
The song became some sort of hipster meme last year. Just like “Never Gonna Give You Up” was.
And now like they usually do, they will drive a fairly decent song into the ground.
And I always thought these guys were singing about Kenya?
“I thought by now Toto’s song would be erased from history.”
Nope, for some reason that particular song has become a frat boy anthem so it is sticking around.
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