SUNDANCE ASCAP MUSIC CAFÉ MARKS 25 YEARS AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, CELEBRATING THE MAGIC OF MUSIC IN FILM WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM AMIGO THE DEVIL, SHA’LEAH NIKOLE AND SLAM POETS FT. SAUL WILLIAMS, MOMOLU S K STEWART AND JOSÉ SOTO
ASCAP Screen Time Makes In-Person Debut with Conversations Between JamojayaComposer Roger Suen and Director Justin Chon, and The Deepest Breath Composer Nainita Desai and Director Laura McGann
NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2023 – Toasting 25 years of partnership with the Sundance Film Festival, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) returns to the festival in person for the first time since 2020 with the 25th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café. The Café highlights the natural bond between music and the movies, promising an afternoon of exclusive performances and insightful conversations featuring ASCAP songwriters and composers on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 2:00–5:00 PM at The Park, 950 Iron Horse Drive in Park City, Utah.
The Sundance ASCAP Music Café showcases some of today’s most exciting songwriters and composers, and this year’s musical guests will include singer-songwriter Amigo the Devil, whose take on folk experiments with a mix of country, rock and heavy metal influences, and emerging songwriter Sha’Leah Nikole, who has shared the stage with and provided vocals on songs with musical titans including Beyoncé, Ledisi and Stevie Wonder. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film SLAM, acclaimed poet, hip-hop musician, producer, actor and director Saul Williams, SLAM artist/poet Momolu S K Stewart and National Poetry Slam finalist José Soto will perform to close out the day.
ASCAP Screen Time, the ASCAP interview series about the craft and business of music for screens, makes its in-person debut, hosting two special conversations on some of the festival’s most anticipated films. Longtime collaborators director Justin Chon and composer Roger Suen will discuss their latest project Jamojaya, and composer Nainita Desai, alongside director Laura McGann, will examine her approach to scoring the highly anticipated premiere of The Deepest Breath.
To view a complete schedule of performances and get to know the Café artists, visit http://www.ascap.com/sundance2023. For the latest information on ASCAP events at the Sundance Film Festival, follow ASCAP on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and through the event hashtag, #ASCAPMusicCafe.