See What Happens When This 8-Year-Old Girl Hears Boogie-Woogie For The First Time

Boogie-woogie refers to a genre of blues music that rose to popularity during the late 1920s, yet it actually developed in African-American communities since the 1870s.

It is “a percussive style of playing blues on the piano characterized by a steady rhythmic ground bass of eighth notes in quadruple time and a series of improvised melodic variations,” defines Merriam-Webster. 

But since the genre is quite old, you can expect this not to be too familiar with kids of today, who are engrossed instead with the likes of BTS or Ariana Grande, to name a few. 

But not for this eight-year-old girl named Alice. 

Upon hearing boogie-woogie for the first time played on the piano by an older man named Brendan Kavanagh she is not related to, she immediately danced to the rhythm as if she was a dancer from the old decades. 

Watch the viral video below shared by Kavanagh. 

‘Very good dancer’

The act started with Kavanagh, whose YouTube videos are mostly about playing boogie-woogie, playing some tunes on his piano, as Alice clapped her hands immediately after hearing the beats.  

“I can sing,” said the eight-year-old. 

“What can you sing?” asked Kavanagh.

“I can sing anything,” she answered. 

Then, the man started playing the tune, and Alice began to dance to the rhythm.

Surely, she knows how to dance the song very well, as her dance moves are almost like dancing boogie, moving her legs and feet, like how boogie is really done. 

“Very good dancer,” the boogie-woogie piano player told the girl. 

Supportive mom

Her mom was also there taking videos of her daughter.

“Do you [play piano,] mom?” Kavanagh asked Alice’s mom.

“No, I wish I did,” the mom replied. 

“Well done, well done, well done,” said Kavanagh to Alice. 

Loved by viewers

The video has been viewed more than two million times as of press time. And the netizens are loving it.

“Absolutely beautiful! His music [meets] her energy (emojis)… fantastic to watch. Thank you for sharing (emoji),” commented @rachelcosta3064. 

Lindley Agustin

Lindley Agustin

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