Lachi (US)

Artist & Speaker

Lachi is an award-winning recording artist and prolific EDM singer-songwriter whose works have debuted on national Dance charts and editorial lists, amassing millions of streams, and finding placements on TV, radio and film. Lachi has released music with dance music heavy-weights Markus Schulz, Maduk, the Qulinez brothers and Todd Terry, with support from industry leaders like Armin van Buuren, Andrew Rayal, Hardwell and Austin Kramer. She has also recently worked with apl.de.ap of the Black Eye Peas on to-be released music. [Upcoming Releases noted Below]. Being legally blind, Lachi advocates for disability inclusion and accessibility in the music and entertainment industries. From hosting a PBS' American Masters segment exploring disabled rebels, to performing empowering live sets at renowned venues like the Kennedy Center, to appearing in national ads promoting accessibility, Lachi uses all of her talents as a triple threat (black, blind and female) to amplify intersectionality and disability culture. A leader in Disability Advocacy in the music industry, Lachi co-chairs the GRAMMYs NY Chapter Advocacy Committee where she advocates for diverse musicians to Congress, sits on the NORA Project Leadership Council, and is Founder and President of RAMPD, a coalition of accredited Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities. RAMPD partnered with the WAVY Awards to create the first-ever award show to fully integrate self-descriptions. Lachi also consults, keynote performs and think-tanks on Disability awareness and etiquette at major firms, production houses, and non-profits--including the White House Office of Public Engagement, Target, Adweek, Heinz.org, BMI, and The National Endowment of the Arts. Named a “dedicated foot soldier for disability pride” by Forbes and a "Badass" by longtime civil rights activist Judy Heumann, Lachi has also been featured in the New York Times, Variety, Essence, Yahoo Lifestyle, American Songwriter, and Music

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