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!

Please read my Disclaimer, thank you.

MT-Yidaki Shop

Bob Burruwal mago

Bob Burruwal mago

  • Key : E
  • Size: 125cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 6cm

A superb mago by acclaimed Rembarrnga artist Bob Burruwal. The Rembarrnga are musically aligned with both Central and west Arnhemland. In Central Arnhemland the horn tone is present in the mago playing, where in west Arnhemland it is said to be absent. It is generally said that in central Arnhemland the horn tone is a sustained one. But I have old field recordings from a Rembarrnga man who fiercely fires one dup after the other. It plays really well and has a nice warm and full bodied sound.

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