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Max Siedentopf
An image of Max Siedentopf's sound installation in the Namib Desert.

SALT LAKE CITY — If you hear the drums echoing tonight, it might be because you’re in the vicinity of the newest installation in the Namib Desert.

What’s happening: 27-year-old Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf has set up a sound installation in the oldest desert in the world that plays Toto’s hit song “Africa” on endless repeat.

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Siedentopf’s goal is to “pay the song the ultimate homage” by letting Toto play “for all eternity” in the 55-million-year-old desert, according to the BBC. He hopes it will play for another 55 million years.

Local reactions: According to Siedentopf, local reactions to his installation have been mixed. "Some (Namibians) love it and some say it's probably the worst sound installation ever,” he said. He added that he considers both responses “a great compliment.”

It is not yet confirmed if the rains of Africa have been “blessed” by the installation’s presence.