article The United States has the most diverse musical landscape in the world, with black and white recordings and jazz music from across the continent.
But the majority of black musicians remain unrepresented in the field.
As a result, their music is often overlooked.
That is the subject of a new report released Wednesday by the New York-based National Endowment for the Arts, which has long advocated for the inclusion of musicians of color in the arts.
The report, The Black Piano, argues that musicians of African descent should be included on the same level as those of other ethnicities, which is the basis of the country’s “music in America” law.
It also points to the fact that white people have historically dominated the industry, which the report says was created to help diversify the countrys music, particularly jazz, and that it has been too often ignored.
“The American music industry has historically been dominated by white men and their families, who have controlled the instruments, recorded the music, written the lyrics and created the music itself,” said Richard Cohen, president of the National Endowments for the Humanities, the nonprofit that produced the report.
The National Endorment has long called for the establishment of a national music and arts agency.
The new report, which was produced in collaboration with the National Music Council, calls for the creation of a music and culture agency that would be headed by a white person and composed of all musicians.
“In order to be included in the system, black musicians need to be considered for the same sort of leadership positions that other minorities are currently receiving,” the report states.
The arts world has traditionally been dominated in part by white musicians, who control the recording industry and other industries.
The nation has been at the forefront of efforts to diversify music production in recent years, with efforts to bring in more diverse artists and the recording of more of its cultural and musical assets.
But a report released this week by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) found that black and Latino musicians are underrepresented in music and that the number of black composers has grown significantly in the last 20 years.
The RIAA’s report said that the music industry is dominated by a handful of African-American composers, and those are only three of the top 20 most-represented composers.
“There is still a very small percentage of African Americans composing music that is considered important, that is important to music culture,” Cohen said.
“They are not considered composers of any sort.”
A recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, found that in 2015, white male and female students at colleges and universities accounted for 76 percent of all students who studied music, which included composition, piano, violin, percussion and cello.
But black and Hispanic students accounted for only 22 percent of those students, the report found.
The NCES report also found that about 50 percent of music majors are white, with the remaining 20 percent being Asian-American, Native American and other racial and ethnic minorities.
The music industry and its music industry partners have been working to change the imbalance, said Andrea Johnson, a former music teacher and executive director of the NAACP, who also wrote the report for the National Institute for the Blind.
“I think we have to start to see the music world more in sync with the broader culture and our wider society,” Johnson said.
The Black Orchestra, which originated in Boston in 1903 and plays its concerts in the U;s Capitol, has also been fighting to include more black musicians in its repertoire.
The New York group began playing at Carnegie Hall in 1972 and is now playing in the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Symphony Hall in Washington, D.C., and the National Theatre in New York.
The group’s music has become the soundtrack to many cultural and political events, including the election of President Donald Trump and protests following the election results.
The band has also become a fixture on the cover of Rolling Stone, which ranked the band as one of the 50 most influential musicians of all time in 2017.
“We’re in a time when there’s a lot of noise and a lot that is divisive and is not really grounded in the real history of our country,” said Billie Holiday, who played on the band for nearly 40 years and was a founding member for 20.
“But the truth is, I believe that we have a great opportunity to be more engaged in the culture and more engaged than we are.
And that is a very important part of the art and music we all love.”
As part of their efforts to make sure black music is represented, the Black Piano aims to bring the black music of the black community into the limelight.
“Our music is very much of a folk music,” said the group