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Evan Rifas' Weaving Through the Old World: A European Travelogue

Evan Rifas has quietly become one of South Florida's greatest lyricists and perhaps her hardest working musician. With that in mind, I'm delighted to present his latest offering to the local musical landscape with this first video release for Weaving Through the Old World. Part busking, part travelogue, part street art, the basic premise is Evan traveling through Europe with guitar in hand.

While the music is the focus of attention, it is the places in which he performs that become as much a part of the work as the music itself. For this first video, "Against the Wind," Evan wanders seemingly aimlessly through a rather nondescript alley in Vienna we are to find out later once served as home to Mozart.

While this could potentially turn into some bastardized version of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, it is nice to see our local musicians taking their wares elsewhere, be it touring or as in this case, strumming a guitar in the middle of the night down some cool looking Austrian alley. You can check the progress of this project by clicking here.

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