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Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities

About RAMPD

RAMPD connects the music, entertainment and event industries to a fast-growing global network of established music professionals with disabilities. Founded in May of 2021 by award-winning recording artist and advocate Lachi, RAMPD came about after a public talk between the Recording Academy and several disabled artists revealed that there is a serious lack of visibility, access, and representation for professional disabled artists.

In April 2022, RAMPD helped in making the 64th GRAMMY's accessible, helping push for a visible RAMPD to the stage, ASL and more at the ceremony.

In December 2022, RAMPD was named a Zero Project Honoree for it's innovative solution.

Lachi, Founder. A black woman with cornrows and green makeup wearing an aqua marine dress.

Lachi

Founder/President

Lachi is a multi-award-winning EDM recording artist, writer, host, personality, and Grammys Board DEI Ambassador who's dedicated her platform and craft to amplifying Disability culture and promoting inclusion. Named a “dedicated foot soldier for disability pride” by Forbes, Lachi has held talks with the White House, the UN, and the Kennedy Center, and has been featured in Essence, Billboard and the New York Times for celebrating intersectionality through art and for her upbeat and unapologetic brand of disability pride.

Gaelynn Lea, Co-Founder. A white woman with a flower in her hair, holding a violin in front of a mic.

Gaelynn Lea

Co-Founder

Gaelynn Lea is an internationally touring recording artist and speaker who won NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest in 2016. Since then, she has captivated audiences around the world with her haunting original songs and traditional fiddle tunes. A member of the Grammy Board, Gaelynn speaks on Disability Rights and accessibility in the arts, sharing perspective on PBS NewsHour, The Moth Radio Hour, and via two widely-viewed TEDx Talks.


Executive Committee

Lachi, Founder. A black woman with cornrows and green makeup wearing an aqua marine dress.

Lachi

Founder

Award winning recording artist and entrepreneur

Precious Perez, Vice President. A latina with curly black hair holding a ukulele and smiling.

Precious Perez

Vice President

Singer-songwriter and educator

Stephen Letnes, Treasurer. A smiling caucasian man with short wavy brown hair, wearing a button up shirt.

Stephen Letnes

Treasurer

Composer, founder of Able Artist Foundation

Aoede, Secretary. A white woman with dark hair smiling in front of flowers

Aoede

Secretary

Singer-songwriter and playwright


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