LISTEN: Celebrating the life of indie rock poet David Berman on Sat, Nov 16

On Saturday, November 16, friends, alums, and community gathered at the Stage at WTJU to remember the life of David Berman.

David was an indie-rock poet, leader of the band Silver Jews, and former WTJU DJ. He died on August 7.

From 2 – 4 p.m., we aired two hours of David Berman’s music on Radio Freedonia, interspersed with anecdotes shared by those who knew David. Plus, we hosted a special pop-up exhibition of Bermanalia in the Charles Wright papers from UVA Special Collections Library.

From 6 – 10 p.m., we hosted live music performances and readings dedicated to David’s life and creative work. Performers included The Wild Kindness Band, The Walnut Falcons, Shannon Worrell, Devon Sproule & Paul Curreri, Diane Cluck, Ned Oldham, and many more. The memorial celebration included a live broadcast from 8 to 9ish p.m.:

 

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