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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
5 March 2018, 15:33
When you can’t create an actual thunderstorm, just use your hands – it sounds pretty much the same.
The performance comes from the Angel City Chorale, who took on a pretty spectacular arrangement of Toto’s 1980s hit, ‘Africa’.
The choir begins by lightly rubbing their hands together to create the sound of rain, and then crescendos to a storm of sound by clicking their fingers, slapping their thighs and jumping on the (slightly unstable-sounding) stage.
Then comes the recognisable ‘do-do-do-do-do-do-do-BAH!’, followed by an absolutely glorious burst into the E-major chord that kicks off the chorus.
We’d like to be part of this choir, please.
Download their version of ‘Africa’ here, and watch the full video below: