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'World Cafe: Next' Looks Back

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'World Cafe: Next' Looks Back

'World Cafe: Next' Looks Back

'World Cafe: Next' Looks Back

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Set List

  • Jose Gonzalez, "Heartbeats"
  • Jose Gonzalez, "Hand on Your Heart"
  • Beach House, "Zebra"
  • The Head and the Heart, "Down in the Valley"

José González.

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Fredrik Egerstrand

José González.

Fredrik Egerstrand

World Cafe: Next has been super-sized during the month of October, offering a daily prediction of which new artists we think are going to make a big splash in the years to come. If the past has been any indication of our success rate, then many of the 20 artists on this list will go on to headline festivals, put out critically acclaimed albums and collaborate with some of the most talented artists around.

That's what happened with Jose Gonzalez, Beach House and The Head and the Heart, three groups that have been featured on World Cafe: Next as artists to watch. Today, we revisit excerpts from these bands' World Cafe studio sessions, as a way to wrap up the month of glancing back at the show's past and gazing ahead.

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