Meet Filipino Tri-World pianist Vidalito Infante, aka Lolo Bong Infante, as he beautifully plays Sharon Cuneta’s “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko” on the piano inside a mall. And you can see, mall shoppers could not help but surround him and sing along with the tune. A netizen took video of the Infante’s mini-concert, and you really have to watch it.
Based on our research, Lolo Bong Infante is now 69 years old and is from Sampaloc, Manila. His father is a lawyer while his mother is a dressmaker. He graduated high school in Arellano University. Inspired by his mother who loves to dance, he took piano lessons when he was 6 years old, and started to perform professionally since 1970.
“Playing the piano has already become my life. It’s in my blood already and I am really passionate about it. I get to share my music with different people and I am happy that they appreciate me,” Infante said in an exclusive interview with Vera Files back in January 2012. That time, he was seen playing piano via an impromptu concert at LRT 2 Cubao Station.
Over the years, Bong Infante has been performing in different malls, particularly in Metro Manila. This includes Alabang Town Center, Rockwell Mall and Glorietta 3 (both in Makati, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, SM Manila, among others. And yes, this talented pianist wears simple clothes in his performances while enjoying his passion with the crowd.
If you’re already familiar with his name, then you must have watched his earlier videos posted on YouTube, playing various songs, from ballet to fast songs. As we search his name on Google, we found tons YouTube videos of his performances as early as 2010. And yes, you can also watch some of his performances below.
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