Toto’s ‘Africa’ will play forever in the Namib Desert
The old joke says that only two things will survive a nuclear holocaust: Cockroaches and Twinkies. But the internet has proven that we should also add Toto’s “Africa” to this list – this song will never die. And to make sure, an artist has set up a sound installation in the Namib Desert that will play the song on repeat forever. The piece, known as “Toto Forever” (which we met at CNN), is the work of Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf, who says he wanted to pay “homage to probably the most popular song of the last four decades”. Using white blocks, solar batteries and “six speakers hooked up to an MP3 player that only has one song in it”, he placed his piece of musical art somewhere in the desert of 1,200 miles long – the oldest in the world, which runs along the west coast of South Africa.
But the best thing is that Weezer and Pitbull are nowhere to be found. In this way, it will be the version of Toto that will survive us. This should make for great music for dinner when the cockroaches eat their Twinkies.
Featured Image: Max Siedentopf