Africa by Toto: I Hear the Drums Echoing Tonight
Africa by Toto I bless the rains down in Africa
is a legendary song by the American rock band Toto. The band released 17 albums
and since 1977 sold over 35 million albums. Toto was inducted into the Musicians Hall of
Fame and Museum in 2009. One of their best-known songs is Africa, this iconic
80's song tells the story of a young man who travels to Africa and must make a choice
whether to leave with his love who flew in to take him back home or stay in the
land he fell in love with, Africa.
Toto keyboard player David Paich wrote the song, and explained in the liner notes of Toto's Best Ballads compilation: "At the beginning of the 80's I watched a late night documentary on TV about all the terrible death and suffering of the people in Africa. It both moved and appalled me and the pictures just wouldn't leave my head. I tried to imagine how I'd feel about if I was there and what I'd do." Paich had never been to Africa when he wrote the song.
Like Toto’s Africa, the best songs have combined clever lyrics and imagery African Proverbs combine knowledge and truth in petite condensed sayings.African proverbs bring people together, read and study more proverbs, quotes, and sayings from the African continent.
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