How the arts and funk music influence my life | David Webb | TEDxDayton

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David Webb, a performing arts professional, gives a talk about the revelation and demonstration of musicality in funk music, and shows how it has influenced his life. He demonstrates how to listen for specific beats in funk music and how to appreciate its originality.

A performing arts professional, David Webb has been recognized for his commitment to empowering his community, his grassroots-organizing ability, his unbridled enthusiasm for all forms of music (especially funk), and his dedication to recognizing funk musicians and enthusiasts around the world.

He is proficient at building strategic partnerships with key individuals in the community and is an unflagging cheerleader for recognizing all of the “firsts” that have originated in Dayton. His dream of providing music history to youth, while drawing visitors to Dayton from around the world, is being realized through TheFunkCenter.

David’s career encompasses 40 years serving as a studio musician, radio personality, executive producer for record companies, and executive producer of three television shows.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at