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Mixing the resonance of her South London roots with a deeply personal canon of songs, Tawiah has already achieved what many in their lifetime careers can not—a sense of uniqueness. Following her musical development at the Brit School, Tawiah saw a whirlwind entry into the worldwide circuit as she was pursued for stints with Corinne Bailey Rae, Cee Lo Green, and most notably Mark Ronson while being declared the “best newcomer” by Gilles Peterson.

Ambitious projects that seek to mash up genres tend to yield something unique or miss the mark, but luckily for music fans this one mostly turns out OK. Sponsored by Hyundai and brought together by The Grammys, Re:Generations takes five contemporary DJs and puts them in different settings to see how successful they could be with cross-genre, cross-generational collaborations. Director Amir Bar-Lev suggests throughout the film that convergence is what’s happening with music in general, especially through the implicit double meaning of the title.

Amy Winehouse’s painfully emotive power vocals took the world by storm in 2007 at the onset of her second studio release of Back to Black. The meticulous presentation of her sophomore album was done with Mark Ronson’s surgical mastery, and the orchestration and instrumental input of Brooklyn’s Dap Kings (on loan from Sharon Jones). The result was a masterpiece that quickly became, not only a hit record, but an instant classic.