Join the Fun as RAMPD [Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities] Meets the Public Live from the Grammy Museum!
TUNE IN ON YOUTUBE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022 AT 5:00 PM EST
Opening and closing remarks for the RAMPD Launch Event will be given from GRAMMY Museum by RAMPD's President and Founder Lachi (award-winning EDM artist, producer, and director). The event will be hosted live by RAMPD Vice President Gaelynn Lea (songwriter, violinist, and winner of NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest) and RAMPD Founding Member Question (rising hip-hop star and disability advocate from Atlanta).
This ceremony will include captioning and self-description to promote the beauty of disability-inclusive content. The virtual event will include performances by several RAMPD Professional Members, celebrity messages of support, trivia questions and giveaways in the live chat, and testimonials about the importance of Disability Culture. Performers include Eliza Hull, Adrian Anatawan, Molly Joyce, and many more professional disabled musicians.
RAMPD has already been in partnerships with Folk Alliance, NIVA, Women In Music, and The WAVY Awards by Blonde Records. The GRAMMY Museum launch is not the first partnership with the Recording Academy, as RAMPD has also collaborated in dialogue, workshops and influenced the Academy’s Inclusivity platform. The group was organized after Lachi facilitated a public online conversation with leaders of the Recording Academy in April 2021.
RAMPD is a fast-growing coalition of established recording artists and music professionals with disabilities whose mission is to amplify disability culture, promote inclusion, and advocate for accessibility in the music industry. RAMPD’s organizational model includes a fiscal sponsorship with the non-profit organization, Accessible Festivals, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to making music and recreation accessible to all abilities.