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I miss Kansas. I miss the rains down in Africa. Really Toto?

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Kansas and Toto are rock bands from the 70s and 80s.

Well played, Toto.

I was wondering what the song was about, so I looked on Wikipedia:

The initial idea for the song came from David Paich. Jeff Porcaro explains the idea behind the song: "... a white boy is trying to write a song on Africa, but since he's never been there, he can only tell what he's seen on TV or remembers in the past."

David Paich said: "At the beginning of the '80s 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."

Musically the song took quite some time to assemble, as Paich and Porcaro explain: "On 'Africa' you hear a combination of marimba with GS 1. The kalimba is all done with the GS 1; it's six tracks of GS 1 playing different rhythms. I wrote the song on CS-80, so that plays the main part of the entire tune."

Cranking up the Toto:

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♫I bless the rains down in Africaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa♫

Patton Oswalt on Africa

"There is something so depressing about looking at a wall of Lean Cuisines and Toto's Africa coming on..."

Toto Africa gif

"Yes Patton, that is why Nickelback plays music the way they do..."

Toto Africa gif

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