Africa by Toto to play 'for all eternity' in Namib desert

A Namibian artist has created a sound installation that will play Africa by Toto on an infinite loop.

The artist behind the installation, Max Siedentopf, told the BBC he wanted to pay homage to the classic soft-rock anthem.

"[I] wanted to pay the song the ultimate homage and physically exhibit 'Africa' in Africa," he told the BBC.

"Some love it, and some say it's possibly the worst sound installation ever. I think that's a great compliment."

Mr Siedentopf has selected an undisclosed spot within the 81,000 square kilometre Namib desert to install his art work.


The installation consists of six speakers attached to an MP3 player that has the one song on it. 

The speakers are powered by solar batteries, and Mr Siedentopf told the BBC that he wants to song to play for another 55 million years, if not for all eternity.

"Most parts of the installation were chosen to be as durable as possible, but I'm sure the harsh environment of the desert will devour the installation eventually."

Hopefully the speakers are waterproof, in case the rains that have been blessed down in Africa, drench them.



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