‘Africa’ by Toto but it’s arranged for solo harp

11 February 2021, 15:29 | Updated: 11 February 2021, 15:30

It’s legit one of the best tunes of the past 40 years. But on harp, it’s truly extraordinary.

Over the past few years the Internet has been flooded with covers of Toto’s iconic soft rock anthem, ‘Africa’. And rightly so, it’s a great song.

Harpist Amy Turk didn’t want to be left out, and we’re happy to say that her solo arrangement of the 1982 hit is a belter.

Turk takes Toto’s melody and tops up that irresistible harmony, then finally polishes it all off with some brilliant (and inventive) percussion.

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When Amy isn’t reworking 1980s soft-rock classics, she does serious harp business with the likes of Bach and Debussy – take a look at her YouTube channel. And here’s some Bach...

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