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

Balku Wunuŋmurra Dhaḏalal

Balku Wunuŋmurra Dhaḏalal
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  • 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