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 2009 Michiel decided to re-invest 1/3 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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1968 Narritjin Maymuru yiḏaki

1968 Narritjin Maymuru yiḏaki
€NFS

  • Key : D – F
  • Size: 142cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 6cm

This is an instrument of museum quality. It is acquired by a person that was working at the Yirrkala airstrip in 1968 from an unknown Yolngu person. After intense research by myself with help from the Buku Larrŋay staff, I am pretty sure it is made by Narritjin Maymuru. Who, at that time was running a small shop on the beach and started the foundation of what now is the price winning and international acclaimed Yirrkala Art Centre. Interesting is the painting of the fish that intertwine with the water lily leaves, in a M. C. Escher style.
It is in uncracked condition and still plays very well. Although it is very dry and some water or oil would really make it come alive. The sound reminds of the old Wandjuk Marika at Ports Moresby recordings.

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

Used Yaŋarryaŋarr Munyarryun yiḏaki

Used Yaŋarryaŋarr Munyarryun yiḏaki
€NFS

  • Key : D# – F
  • Size: 137cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 6,5cm

A super sweet yiḏaki by Yaŋarryaŋarr Munyarryun. It was used in a bapuru ceremonie in Yirrkala, 2014. The use of the yiḏaki is mainly as a tool to accompany the singing and dancing. Although there are some ceremonies where sacred yiḏaki like the Dhaḏaḻaḻ are being  used.

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

Maŋgalili manikay

Maŋgalili

€ 20

Manikay from the Manŋgalili Clan.
52 Tracks

€ 20,- ex shipping

Please sent me an email if you want this item!

Ŋoŋu Ganambarr Biḻma

A set of proper biḻma suitable for manikay(46cm + 26)

 

Maker: Ŋoŋu Ganambarr

Balku Wunuŋmurra Dhaḏalal

Balku Wunuŋmurra Dhaḏalal
poa

  • Key : F – G
  • Size: 129cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 5,5cm

Dhaḏalal

A special type of ritual  yiḏaki for the Yirritja moiety. Nowadays it is a public instrument that has been brought out in the open at the Garma in 2004.
It’s use is to call for funeral ceremonie by blowing a series of long sustained trumpet notes.
A typical Dhaḏalal also has string with kangaroobones attached. But Balku Wunuŋumurra made this specific  instrument without. According to him it is still a Dhaḏalal yiḏaki though. He just decided to leave out the very powerfull and sacred parts…

The lorrikeet feathers however underline the sacredness of this yiḏaki.

It is very rare that an instrument like this is avaible on the commercial market.
Not an instrument to use on a rockstage but more for a private collector that appreciates cultural authenticity.

It plays like a typical yiḏaki. High backpressure. Overall good but a bit course accoustics and an easy to hit trumpet note!
Read more about this type of yiḏaki here

Ŋoŋu Ganambarr

Ŋoŋu Ganambarr
€Sold

  • Key : F – F
  • Size: ? cm
  • Mouthpiece: ? cm
  • Bell: ? cm

 

 

Sorry this instrument was sold before I had the chance to write something about it or make a video…

Dhapa Ganambarr & Duwarrwarr Marika

Dhapa Ganambarr
€1280

  • Key : D – F
  • Size: 155,5 cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3,2cm
  • Bell: 8,6 cm

This is what happens when to major artists work together!
Duwarrwarr is a famous senior artist from the Rirratjingu clan. She was born c- 1946 as a daughter of well-known clan leader Mawalan Marika and sister to Wandjuk, Bayŋul and Banduk Marika.
She had numerous exebitions and her work is held in some major art collections.
There are only 2 yiḏaki that I know of that are painted with this Yiki design.
The design, in natural ochres, depicts the Macasan knifes.

Dhapa needs no further introduction in the international yiḏaki scene. His work is of a constant quality. This particular yiḏaki is no exception. Clear acoustics, a nice and round dup and a very fine and even finnish.

With this yiḏaki you don’t only buy a topnotch musical instrument but also a great art piece by one of the most important Yolŋu artists of this time!

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