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18,812 Australians got together to sing “Africa” by Toto. Take a look.

For some reason, Toto’s 1982 song, “Africa” has created a musical meme universe unto its own over the last 15 years or so. People from Weezer to an artist who set up an art installation in the Namibian desert. And then there’s this piece of madness.

The latest comes from Pub Choir, an Australian organization (est. 2017) that takes over public spaces and invites people to come sing their hearts out. They’ve already had events involving “Heroes” by David Bowie, Kate Bush’s “Running Up that Hill” and, er, “I Was Made for Loving You” by KISS. This time, 18,812 people in 15 cities were synced up to sing “Africa.”

The performances included 37 musical guests. I have no idea what the guy with the bullwhip is doing. (Via Louder)

Alan Cross

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