Tyler Ward teams-up with fellow singer Lisa Cimorelli to perform an acoustic cover of one of the most iconic songs from 1982, Toto’s “Africa.” The song was originally released on the album Toto IV and later on a single, becoming a number one Billboard song. It became certified Gold in 1991 and later quadruple platinum.
Ward and Cimorelli sing “Africa” as a duet with no rock and roll or synth music, but with acoustic piano and a few other accompanying instruments. Both of their voices blend well for this cover version. While it does not have the gravitas of the original, it is an excellent version of the song. It is good to see Tyler Ward doing what he does best.
The song was originally written by Toto band members David Paich and Jeff Porcaro. According to The Guardian, Paich explained that the inspiration of the song came from listening to missionaries discuss the African continent.
Check out the music video below:
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