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

Dhapa Ganambarr

Dhapa Ganambarr

  • Key : D# – D#
  • Size: 166,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 4cm
  • Bell: 10cm

This is what happens when everything comes together. Termites, tree, Yolŋu yiḏaki crafter #1 and a senior Dhudi-Djapu lady with a magic brush.

This is how this instrument was described on the Yirrkala Yidaki facebook page:
It has been painted with designs that represent Bawaŋ, a seasonal potato that grows wild in Arnhem land. Bawaŋ is an important food source and also represents a source of power, as it is the food eaten by Bolŋu, a powerful creation ancestor for the Dhuwa moiety.

Mulkun recently completed a significant collection of paintings that document and preserve her botanical knowledge of traditional Yolŋu plant usage. This collection has been purchased by art collectors and then donated to the National Museum of Australia as a permanent collection. A book will be produced from this collection, which will include both the Yolŋu and the botanical names for each plant species, plus the uses and identification resources for these plants. This represents the documentation of very important cultural knowledge, fulfilling the personal vision of Mulkun in her desire to renew the knowledge of these plants. When she was young this was the food that she grew up on. As she says in her own words “In those days the elders lived for a long time without illness.”

Besides the significant painting by Mulkun about the yiḏaki by one off the best yiḏaki craftsmen of nowadays I can say only 1 thing: It plays like that 1% top quality that old man Djalu makes!
A true collectors piece that plays like a dream!!!