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21° & THUNDERSTORM ON THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER IN BRISBANE
By Sarah Ward
December 21, 2018
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Toto's 'Africa' Appreciation Night 2019

Hear the drums echoing over and over again.
By Sarah Ward
December 21, 2018
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How many times can you listen to Toto's 'Africa' in one sitting? Not sure? Well, you're about to find out — again. For the third year in a row, drums will echo and quiet conversation will be whispered at Black Bear Lodge's entire evening dedicated to appreciating the 36-year-old song. And yes, the rains will be blessed.

It's gonna take a lot to take anyone away from a whole night focused on Toto's finest moment, even though the American band actually had some other catchy tracks. You'd expect that you won't be hearing 'Rosanna', which is commonly assumed to refer to actress Rosanna Arquette. Or 'Hold the Line', the tune that first put them on the map.

Instead, it's 'Africa' all the way from 7pm on Wednesday, January 9, just days after the band plays Aussie shows at this year's Falls Festival. There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do to stop the song repeating over and over — and if you think you might find some long forgotten words or ancient melodies, think again. But, as sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti, we're betting that somewhere there'll be a screen playing the music video as well.

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