ASCAP Music Café Update: Wyclef Jean, Montell Jordan, Rich Robinson Added to Lineup

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is pleased to announce that Wyclef Jean, Montell Jordan and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes have been added to the lineup of artists slated to perform at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café during the 25th annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.


Wyclef Jean and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes will perform on Thursday, January 22 as special musical guests of The People Speak: Voices of a People’s History of the United States (the basis of the forthcoming documentary THE PEOPLE SPEAK), taking place between 1:00pm – 2:40pm.  This portion of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café programming will also feature readings by Benjamin Bratt, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Q’orianka Kilcher and Melissa Leo, narrated by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. 


"Voices of a People’s History of the United States brings to light little known voices from U.S. history.  By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past – and present – we work to educate and inspire a new generation of people working for social justice."  For more details, visit Voices of a People's History of the United States at and The People Speak at


Montell Jordan will kick off the performances on Friday, January 23 at 2:00pm, the final day of the Sundance ASCAP Music Café.


The Sundance ASCAP Music Café will be the focal point for music at the Festival.  It is dedicated to showcasing the exceptional talent of emerging and established artists, including solo acts and major bands, and is a place where independent filmmakers can meet and interact with composers and songwriters to encourage collaboration between these two creative communities.  The new location for the Sundance ASCAP Music Café Presented by Ray-Ban is on Lower Main Street between 7th and 9th Streets.  It is open to Festival credential holders from January 16 to 23, 2009.  Performances begin each day at 2:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. on January 22). 


This year’s program features eight days of stellar programming, presenting songwriters and composers associated with Festival films along with other legendary and cutting-edge artists.  The featured performers include: Dave Barnes, Birdmonster, Chad & Jeremy, Tom Freund, Gin Blossoms, Anwan Glover (of the Backyard Band), Rosi Golan, The Guggenheim Grotto, Katie Herzig, Wyclef Jean, Montell Jordan, Lenka, Locksley, Maiysha, Chris Mann, The People Speak, Landon Pigg, Damien Rice, Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, John Rzeznik (of the Goo Goo Dolls), Angel Taylor, Phil Vassar, Sara Watkins, Dan Wilson, Wynonna, Rachael Yamagata and Youth Speaks. 


For the complete schedule, including artist bios, please visit