Syncopation by Mischa Coetzee
Mischa is a self-taught artist who began painting from a very young age. Her passion was ignited in 2017 after being dormant for 9 years. She now runs Work of His Hands alongside her fulltime job in IT. Mischa is a butterfly artist. Having explored many different avenues in the arts, she now hosts art workshops and paints Live Wedding portraits, while still creating pieces from her heart and taking on commissions. Her graced technique is painting in acrylics with a pallete knife, adding emotion and depth to her work. "you will see her technique throughout her pieces on display for her very first exhibition right here at Rlabs House."
Amidst the smoky haze and sultry African Jazz tones, the dancers bring the beat to life with their electrifying display of rhythm and movement.
-African Jazz Dance
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"Syncopation" In music, syncopation is a variety of rhythms played together to make a piece of music, making part or all of a tune or piece of music off-beat. More simply, syncopation is "a disturbance or interruption of the regular flow of rhythm"