Dantes Rameau, BMus’05, was named to Ebony magazine’s 2013 Power 100, a list of the most influential African-Americans today.
Rameau, a native of Ottawa, is a co-founder and executive director of the Atlanta Music Project, an initiative that provides underserved youth in Atlanta with an education in music. The organization outfits students with an instrument, and offers them classes taught by world-class musicians and opportunities to perform.
Rameau, who is recognized in the magazine’s Community Crusaders category, has raised just under $1 million for the organization, which now offers programming to 150 students. He and the others on the list – Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama among them – were honoured at a gala at New York City’s Lincoln Center last night.
The December/January issue of Ebony, which features the Power 100 list, hits newsstands this week.