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Africa

Music by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro

Originally Performed by Toto

"Africa" is a song by the American rock band Toto. It was included on their 1982 album Toto IV, and released as a single on September 30, 1982. It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 5, 1983 (the band's only number one there), and number three on the UK Singles Chart the same month. The song was written by the band's keyboardist/vocalist David Paich and drummer Jeff Porcaro.

    Release Date: 1982


Africa

Africa

Perpetuum Jazzile

Perpetuum Jazzile version of this Toto song became a You Tube viral hit.


Africa

Africa

Vocal Evolution

Energetic, rhythmic, and a joy to sing, Alex Morris has all the right ingredients in his arrangement of this beloved 1980s classic. Whether performing a cappella or with a percussionist or two, this arrangement is sure to be an audience favorite.

Voicing: TTBB


Africa

Africa

Toto

Millions saw the amazing You Tube performance of Toto's Africa by the Slovenian choir Perpetuum Jazzille as they recreated the sounds of a rainstorm solely with body percussion. This accessible arrangement will allow your choir to wow your audience the same way! Includes simple percussion part. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn 1-2, gtr, b, dm, perc). Duration: ca. 3:50.

Voicing: 2-Part


Africa

Africa

Toto

Millions saw the amazing You Tube performance of Toto's Africa by the Slovenian choir Perpetuum Jazzille as they recreated the sounds of a rainstorm solely with body percussion. This accessible arrangement will allow your choir to wow your audience the same way! Includes simple percussion part. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn 1-2, gtr, b, dm, perc). Duration: ca. 3:50.

Voicing: SAB


Africa

Africa

Toto

Millions saw the amazing YouTube performance of Toto's Africa by the Slovenian choir Perpetuum Jazzille as they recreated the sounds of a rainstorm solely with body percussion. This accessible arrangement will allow your choir to wow your audience the same way! Includes simple percussion part. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn 1-2, gtr, b, dm, perc). Duration: ca. 3:50.

Voicing: SATB


Africa

Africa

Toto

This accessible Discovery edition of Toto's #1 hit from 1983 provides many options for education and creativity and spans the generations in its appeal!

Voicing: 3-Part


Africa

Africa

Toto

This accessible Discovery edition of Toto's #1 hit from 1983 provides many options for education and creativity and spans the generations in its appeal!

Voicing: 2-Part



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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King's Singers : 40th Anniversary Collection : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : 884088217242 : 1423434803 : 08748224

King's Singers : 40th Anniversary Collection

To celebrate their 40th anniversary the Kings Singers compiled a collection of their most-requested arrangements from the past 15 years since the release of the still best-selling 25th anniversary songbook. Some. like "Danny Boy", "All I Ask Of You" and "Blackbird" date from earlier in the group's history but are still performed regularly by the group and choirs all over the world. Others, such as "Down To The River To Pray", "Under The Sea" and "Africa" have already established themselves in the repertoire of many groups they come in contact with on their tours. Here, then, is a carefully selected mix of folk songs, pop songs and spirituals plus the exquisite Victorian parlor song "The Long Day Closes".

Songlist: Africa, All I Ask Of You, Blackbird, Danny Boy, Down to The River to Pray, The Little Drummer Boy, The Long Day Closes, Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), Penny Lane, Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Under The Sea, The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Performed by King's Singers | 9633b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella


Mark De-Lisser : Sing Out! 5 Pop Songs For Today's Choirs - Book 5 : 3-Part Mixed : Songbook & Audio Download : 9781783059621 : 14043699

Mark De-Lisser : Sing Out! 5 Pop Songs For Today's Choirs - Book 5

This book contains sumptuous new choral versions of five chart-topping songs. The arrangements are by vocal coach and arranger Mark De-Lister, as performed by his ACM Gospel Choir. This is the fifth pop repertoire book in the popular Sing Out! series selected for their uplifting lyrics and overall heart-warming feel making them a joy to sing. Arranged for SAT choir with the occasional solo part, this pack includes a download card with access to performance backing tracks, full demonstrations and individual rehearsal tracks for each vocal part. helpful hints for performing each piece are also included in the book, giving you everything you need to learn these wonderful songs.

Songlist: Africa, All Of Me, Am I Wrong?, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Thinking Out Loud

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | 4206b | Songbook & Audio Download | $17.95


Perpetuum Jazzile : Vocal Ecstasy : SATB : Songbook : 884088964504 : 1540000435 : 00124192

Perpetuum Jazzile : Vocal Ecstasy

From the large Slovenian pop choir Perpetuum Jazzile, best known for their cover of Toto's Africa (with over 19 million YouTube views), this collection of top hits will allow pop, show and concert choirs everywhere to recreate this amazing sound! Several songs have vocal percussion.

Songlist: Joyful, Joyful, Oh Happy Day, Africa, September, Boogie Wonderland, Just The Way You Are, Rosanna, True Colors, In The Stone

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Voicing: SATB | 4470b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella


Philip Lawson : Four Decades of Pop Hits! : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music

Philip Lawson : Four Decades of Pop Hits!

Philip Lawson, one of the King's Singers many fine vocal arranging talents, brings us 5 pop hits spanning from 4 decades of excellent music. David Gate's classic pop release, 'Diary,' is tenderly set here by Lawson, with fun background vocals and lots of opportunities for solos. The 1983 #1 hit, 'Africa,' makes a great a cappella feature in Lawson's arrangement, with great harmonies and vocal effects. It's a rock classic tour-de-force! Now available in a clever a cappella setting, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a perfect pop/jazz feature or as a tongue-in-cheek encore for concert groups. Another gem from David Gates, of Bread, the rich a cappella setting of 'Everything I Own' is sure to create a magical moment in performance. Great for both small and large groups. From the Disney movie Toy Story, 'I Will go Sailing No More' this tender ballad expresses the poignancy of childhood lost.

Songlist: Africa, Bohemian Rhapsody, Everything I Own, I Will Go Sailing No More

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9521b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Greatest Pop/Rock Vocal Harmony Songs : Solo : Songbook : 888680752590 : 1540029557 : 00278178

Various Arrangers : Greatest Pop/Rock Vocal Harmony Songsnew

18 songs famous for their great harmonizations are presented in this unique collection. The transcriptions include all the harmonies in the vocal line along with piano accompaniment.

Songlist: Uncle John's Band, More Than A Feeling, Africa, Mr. Blue Sky, Bohemian Rhapsody, California Dreamin', Carry On Wayward Son, Good Vibrations, Dancing Queen, Go Your Own Way, I've Seen All Good People, Listen To The Music, Lyin' Eyes, Nowhere Man, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Too Much Heaven, You're The Inspiration, The Weight

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Voicing: Solo | 41228b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Eclipse 6 : Once : 00  1 CD

Eclipse 6 : Once

Eclipse is an ensemble of six who met in northern Utah while attending Utah State University. They have performed extensively with the USU Department of Programs and Entertainment. This is their first recording and features original songs by all the members of the band along with a smattering of cleverly arranged covers. The original songs tend to be love songs and might be categorized as sweet-rock. They cover Sting's "King of Pain" with some marvelous vocal embellishments and "Africa" (not again, you think to yourself...but wait!) with a scat falsetto break making it the newest arrangement in a long while. "Danny Boy" is sung as a beautiful multi-part harmony and showcases just what fine voices these singers have, and "Zoot Suit Riot" is a full on jazz arrangement. This is a great first recording of a group worthy of close attention.

Songlist: Affirmation, King of Pain, You, Look My Way, Africa, Sharing the Sky, Vision, All My Life, Danny Boy, Everything, Zoot Soot Riot

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2908c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Moira Smiley and VOCO : Circle Square Diamond and Flag : 00  1 CD

Moira Smiley and VOCO : Circle Square Diamond and Flag    onsale

Moira, Jessica B., Jessica C. and Christine pulled off their unexpected win at the 2007 Harmony Sweeps Finals in San Rafael by digging into old Americana and Eastern European roots. The live, eight-song EP "circle square diamond and flag" includes some songs from that magic night, "Carolina Pines," and "Bring Me Little Water, Silvie." The remaining songs are all "Shape Note" hymns, which flourished in late 18th century-early 19th century New England, where hymn books would fill with these uniquely modal, contrapuntal songs. "Garden Hymn" is a traditional Shape Note song, as are "Parting Friends" and "Wondrous Love." "Return My Soul," written and composed by Moira, the traditional Appalachian song "The Cuckoo" and Wm. Billings' "Africa" round out the songlist. A beautiful, touching collection from Moira and VOCO!

Songlist: Carolina Pines, Bring Me Little Water, Silvy, Garden Hymn, Return My Soul, The Cuckoo, Parting Friends, Wondrous Love, Africa

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2778c | 1 CD | $3.95 | Primarily a cappella


Random Association : Random Association : 00  1 CD

Random Association : Random Association

The three women and four men of this association cover Top 40 hits, past and present, plus a couple of originals, with smooth sophistication. Whether Sade's "My Sweetest Taboo" or the classic funk of "Take Me To The River" and "Brick House," their tone is full and their feel relaxed, establishing a mood that is subdued. The arrangements are solidly effective, tailored for fit, without gaudy or unnecessary embellishment. The group's interpretation of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" deserves special mention; they slow the tempo dramatically, which exposes the haunting melody underneath. Their original tunes evoke comparisons to Toto and Sarah McLachlan (a connection that Random Association confirms overtly, by including "Africa" and "Possession" in this collection).

Songlist: My Sweetest Taboo, Fly Like An Eagle, Yours, Take Me To The River, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Brick House, Possession, Africa, For You, Learning To Fly, Come Together

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2533c | 1 CD | $9.98 | A Cappella


Soweto Gospel Choir : <span style="color:red;">Africa</span>n Spirit : 00  1 CD : 66040

Soweto Gospel Choir : African Spirit

South Africa's 26-strong, mixed-voice Soweto Gospel Choir draws their talented singers from the churches and communities around Soweto. Their exuberant sound is a blend of traditional music rooted in song and percussion, combined with the influence of 19th century missionary music, called African Gospel. The Choir continually tours the world to standing ovations and sold-out concerts, and has performed with artists from Bono, Peter Gabriel and Queen to Diana Ross, Jimmy Cliff and Johnny Clegg. They are famous for their bright costumes and spirited live performances, and for their fundraisers to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. 18 songs, some accompanied, are here. Traditional tunes "Setend Sediba," "Ke Na Le Modisa," "Izwi Lahlab'Inhiziyo Yami," "Africa," "Sefapano," "Modimo," "Somlandela" and "Shosholoza" are very fine, as is "Avulekile Amasango/Bob Marley's "One Love" medley, Bono's "One," Dylan's "I'll Remember You" and "Forever Young," and "Sitting in Limbo/This Little Light of Mine/M'Lilo Vutha Mathanjeni/If You Ever Needed the Lord" medley. Every cut on "Spirit" is a joy, as is looking at the pictures of these beautiful, powerful singers!

Songlist: Seteng Sediba, Avulekile Amasango/One Love, I'll Remember You, Ke Na le Modisa, Akahlulwa Lutho, Sitting in Limbo/This Little Light of Mine/M'Lilo Vutha Mathanjeni, Izwi Lahlab'inhiziyo Yami, Africa, One, Hlohonolofatsa, Hosanna, Sefapano, By the Rivers of Babylon, Modimo, Balm of Gilead, Forever Young, Somlandela, Shosholoza, World in Union

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9895c | 1 CD | $16.95 | Some a cappella


UNC Clef Hangers : Breeze : 00  1 CD

UNC Clef Hangers : Breeze

In the 25 years it has been in existence, the University of North Carolina's Clef Hangers have constantly redefined themselves. The twenty men of the 2001-03 group share the goal of having a blast while they do what they love: singing. "Breeze" takes advantage of, even pushes the envelope of, advances in a cappella recording. Thirteen well-chosen covers, with "real-sounding" percussion, very full sound, solid backup vocals, excellent leads. Some favorites" Bush's "Comedown," The Commodores' "Easy," Weezer's "Say It Ain't So," Elton John's "Your Song," Rascal Flatts' "This Everyday Love," Dave Matthews' "Grey Street," PM Dawn's "Die Without You" and Toto's "Africa." Great stuff!

Songlist: Comedown, Easy, Say it Ain't So, So Fresh and So Clean, Your Song, Take Me Home Tonight, I Can't Make You Love Me, This Everyday Love, Jump Around, NC Raise Up, Grey Street, Die Without You, Africa

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1742c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Vocal Point : Mouthing Off : 00  1 CD : JCo25

Vocal Point : Mouthing Off

A 9-man group from Provo, UT, Vocal Point is one of the brightest lights in Contemporary Collegiate a cappella, and "Mouthing" is their 3rd excellent CD on Tantara Records. 14 songs are here, featuring solid and innovative vocal percussion and daring arrangements-just listen to "Bittersweet Treat, written by group member Peter Hansen, who also sings lead. Other favorites are the country-western classic "Sold (The Grundy Co. Auction Incident)," Seal's "Kiss From A Rose," the hilarious "MotorTab," which features a K-Tel "hits from the 60s and 70s" ad, as sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," Axl Rose's "Sweet Child of Mine," "Carry On My Wayward Son," and the traditional Gospel hymn "Precious Lord I Love, Power, Grace." "Mouthing Off" is big fun, energetic, powerful entertainment from the first cut to the last!

Songlist: Africa, Bittersweet Treat, Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident), Kiss From A Rose, Meet in the Middle, Motor Tab, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, That Thing You Do, Sweet Child of Mine, Love Me, Carry On My Wayward Son, Precious Lord, Love, Power, Grace, Kyrie Elieson

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1753c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Africa : SSA : Audrey Snyder : Jeff Porcaro : Toto :  1 CD : 00299653 : 888680957933

Audrey Snyder : Africanew

This accessible Discovery edition of Toto's #1 hit from 1983 provides many options for education and creativity and spans the generations in its appeal!

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Toto

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00299653


Africa : SATB : Bryan Sharpe : David Paich : Toto : Sheet Music : 00-43531 : 038081490717

Bryan Sharpe : Africa

This appealing 1983 number one hit by Toto is perfect for pop a cappella groups. Starting with the optional vocal percussion intro, the energy of the original builds to the finish. Recording provided by Ethos, directed by Brody McDonald.

Arranger: Bryan Sharpe | Composers: David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Toto

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-43531


Africa : 3-Part : Audrey Snyder : David Paich : Toto : Sheet Music : 00116000 : 884088880743

Audrey Snyder : Africa

This accessible Discovery edition of Toto's #1 hit from 1983 provides many options for education and creativity and spans the generations in its appeal!

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composers: David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Toto

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00116000 | Voicetrax CD Available


Africa : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : David Paich : Toto : Sheet Music : 00116001 : 884088880750

Audrey Snyder : Africa

This accessible Discovery edition of Toto's #1 hit from 1983 provides many options for education and creativity and spans the generations in its appeal!

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composers: David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Toto

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00116001 | Voicetrax CD Available


Africa : TTBB : Alex Morris : David Paich : Vocal Evolution : Sheet Music : 00241378 : 888680703516

Alex Morris : Africa

Energetic, rhythmic, and a joy to sing, Alex Morris has all the right ingredients in his arrangement of this beloved 1980s classic. Whether performing a cappella or with a percussionist or two, this arrangement is sure to be an audience favorite.

Arranger: Alex Morris | Composers: David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Vocal Evolution

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella | video
00241378


Africa : SSAA : Alex Morris : David Paich : Toto : Sheet Music : 00241380 : 888680703530

Alex Morris : Africa

Energetic, rhythmic, and a joy to sing, Alex Morris has all the right ingredients in his arrangement of this beloved 1980s classic. Whether performing a cappella or with a percussionist or two, this arrangement is sure to be an audience favorite.

Arranger: Alex Morris | Composers: David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Toto

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00241380


Africa : SATB : Alex Morris : David Paich : Toto : Sheet Music : 00241381 : 888680703547

Alex Morris : Africa

Energetic, rhythmic, and a joy to sing, Alex Morris has all the right ingredients in his arrangement of this beloved 1980s classic. Whether performing a cappella or with a percussionist or two, this arrangement is sure to be an audience favorite.

Arranger: Alex Morris | Composers: David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Toto

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00241381


Africa : SSA : Philip Lawson : Jeff Porcaro : Toto : Sheet Music : 00299796 : 888680958688 : 1540061124

Philip Lawson : Africa

Toto's 1983 magnum opus is now perfectly situated in a marvelous and accessible setting exclusively for women's choir. Philip Lawson's knowledge of close harmony in pop arrangements is on full display as vocal percussion and a robust piano part complete this choral package!

Arranger: Philip Lawson | Composer: Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Toto

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00299796


Africa : SATTBB : Philip Lawson : David Paich : Toto : Sheet Music : 02500884 : 884088057817

Philip Lawson : Africa

The 1983 #1 hit makes a great a cappella feature in this Philip Lawson arrangement with great harmonies and vocal effects.

Arranger: Philip Lawson | Composers: David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Toto

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Voicing: SATTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02500884


Africa : SATB : Roger Emerson : David Paich : Toto : Sheet Music : 02501459 : 884088457037

Roger Emerson : Africa

Millions saw the amazing YouTube performance of Toto's Africa by the Slovenian choir Perpetuum Jazzille as they recreated the sounds of a rainstorm solely with body percussion. This accessible arrangement will allow your choir to wow your audience the same way! Includes simple percussion part. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn 1-2, gtr, b, dm, perc). Duration: ca. 3:50.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composers: David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Toto

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02501459 | Showtrax CD Available


Africa : SAB : Roger Emerson : David Paich : Toto : Sheet Music : 02501460 : 884088457044

Roger Emerson : Africa

Millions saw the amazing You Tube performance of Toto's Africa by the Slovenian choir Perpetuum Jazzille as they recreated the sounds of a rainstorm solely with body percussion. This accessible arrangement will allow your choir to wow your audience the same way! Includes simple percussion part. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn 1-2, gtr, b, dm, perc). Duration: ca. 3:50.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composers: David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Toto

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02501460 | Showtrax CD Available


Africa : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : David Paich : Toto : Sheet Music : 02501461 : 884088457051

Roger Emerson : Africa

Millions saw the amazing You Tube performance of Toto's Africa by the Slovenian choir Perpetuum Jazzille as they recreated the sounds of a rainstorm solely with body percussion. This accessible arrangement will allow your choir to wow your audience the same way! Includes simple percussion part. Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn 1-2, gtr, b, dm, perc). Duration: ca. 3:50.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composers: David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed By: Toto

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02501461 | Showtrax CD Available

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