Music is something that never gets old.
Seeing an amazing musician can brighten any day—even a day at a busy airport can be lifted by a good live performance. This pianist lights the keys on fire, with a boogie-woogie piece that has people at the airport in Brussels begging for more.
This would make missing your flight a breeze!
Danilo Cristaldi is a talented pianist who went viral for an incredible boogie-woogie performance at the Charleroi airport in Brussels.
It’s not every day you get to see an awesome musical performance while waiting to catch a flight, but that’s exactly what these people got from Danilo Cristaldi back in 2019.
At the start of his performance, only one lady stands to watch him but that will quickly change.
Cristaldi immediately begins rapidly pressing the keys on his piano, starting off a boogie-woogie song that has a brilliant sound.
As soon as Cristaldi begins playing the fast-paced beat, people heads turn in amusement from the beautiful sound.
Boogie-woogie is a style of piano that originated from Black communities in America and is known for its fast tempo. What really sets boogie-woogie apart from other styles is its walking baseline, in which the pianist plays a note on every beat following the chords.
Cristaldi is a boogie-woogie master—his fingers dance around the keys of his piano so quickly you can barely see them moving.
That’s when people passing by get stopped in their tracks, entranced by the energetic piece.
Now that a crowd is really forming, Cristaldi begins going off on his instrument, taking the boogie-woogie to another level.
People watch on in amazement, which is probably why the cameraman begins zooming in on the stunned looks on their faces. It’s hard not to be mesmerized by a good boogie-woogie pianist—so much music in rapid succession takes you to another place.
This isn’t the only time Cristaldi has brought down the house on an airport piano.
His YouTube channel is full of outstanding piano performances including performances at the airports in Rome and Palermo, Italy.
Toward the end of his performance at Charleroi airport in Brussels, Cristaldi puts the pedal to the max and plays the piano like a mad man.
By the last minute of the boogie-woogie clinic, dozens of people watch as Cristaldi breaks out a grand finale that you won’t want to miss. He dashes across the piano with so much energy and passion, making sure to finish with a bang.
People on the internet went nuts for Cristaldi’s magical performance, but we’re sure it’s not the last time he’ll have that effect.
Don’t forget to check out his YouTube channel for more excellent music!
His impromptu boogie-woogie performance at the airport in Brussels has been viewed over 1.9 million times, with 15,000 people who liked it.
Hundreds of people also left comments for the talented musician, with many praising his ability to play the piano so fast!
You can also check him out on Instagram, where he posts amazing blues and boogie-woogie. It’s easy to see why so many people love watching Danilo Cristaldi play—his gift on the piano could bring happiness to the gloomiest of days!
To see him turn the airport into a musical venue, just watch the video below!
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