MT-Yidaki Shop

Yiḏaki and mago are the original didgeridoo’s played by aboriginal people in the northern part of the Northern Territory, mainly in Arnhemland. These very diverse groups of people have these instruments in their culture since many generations.

Michiel's aim is to bring you high quality yiḏaki and mago of the highest cultural integrity. All the instruments are hand selected and made by traditional people on traditional land.

Since 2011 Michiel decided to re-invest a part of his annual proceedings as a didgeridoo player/teacher back in to Arnhem land culture. Which led to a shop full of instruments selected for their playability.

If you are looking for something particular feel free to drop a line and he will do his best to source it for you!

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MT-Yidaki Shop

70’s Maningrida mago

70's Maningrida mago

  • Key : E
  • Size: 126cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
  • Bell: 4,5cm

An unassuming instrument most likely from the Maningrida area. It was collected somewhere around the 1970’s. The dotted style of painting is about the creation story of the Wagilak sisters and the Rainbow serpent. Traditionally mago are classified as coming from an overtone absent area. But as with all cultures things are not static and in the Northern parts of Arnhemland things tend to blend and some early field recordings from that area do have songs where the first trumpet is used quit a lot.
This particular instrument is a nice example of an old school mago and it has a rustic feel and appearance.

This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.