Namib Desert

Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf has set up a sound system in the Namib Desert which will play Toto’s Africa on repeat for all eternity


Max Siedentopf is a Namibian based photographer who wanted to pay tribute to Toto and the classic “Africa”. Max set up the instalation in the middle of the desert but only gave an aproximate placement so people could happily come across it by accident.

The song is played on the loop and powered by solar powered batteries.

“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.”

The song is a classic and has featured on Good Things Guy multiple times. Max grew up in Windhoek, Namibia and went on to work in Berlin, Los Angeles and Amsterdam. As of now, he is currently based in London.

What do you think of this tribute? Any plans to head through the Namib Desert?

Sources: Sky News
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