Artist Max Siedentopf sets up an installation in the Namib Desert that plays ‘Africa’ on the ‘eternal’ loop-Entertainment News, Firstpost
Max Siedentopf states that the effort to keep Africa eternal was worth it because Toto “made a song that is understood and appreciated around the world”.
Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf has set up an installation in the coastal Namib Desert, the state reports. Named Toto Forever, the installation has the band’s famous track Toto’Africa‘ playing on an ‘eternal’ loop.
The model is equipped with solar batteries and will therefore extract energy from the sun to operate the installation continuously. ‘Africa’ was released in 1982 and has often been called “the internet’s favorite song”. He has millions of fans on the web. The clip currently had 442 million views on YouTube.
Siedentopf states that the effort to keep the song eternal was worth it as Toto “made a song that is understood and appreciated around the world”. “If nobody hates him, nobody will like him,” added Siedentopf. “I think having the worst sound setup is more interesting than just having a mediocre setup,” he told The Guardian.
Spotify, the music app, noted that ‘Africa’ games had doubled in 2018 compared to previous years. Even a simple Twitter bot dedicated to writing song lyrics has over 50,000 likes.
As Weezer was developing a cover for ‘Africa‘ last year Pitbull’s sampling of the song was featured in the Aquaman soundtrack. The report adds that even scientists consider the track to be the best song ever made.