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

Djalu Gurruwiwi yiḏaki

Djalu Gurruwiwi yiḏaki

  • Key : C# – D#
  • Size: 177,5cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 8cm

When cut and made in 2009 Djalu told me that the sound of this particular instrument represents the thunder or Baywarra. He also told me that this instrument should be referred to as a Djuŋgirriny’ .
Djuŋgirriny’  is one of the yiḏaki of which Djalu is the custodian. The story of this instrument took place on a Galpu beach and the painting, by Djalu, on this yidaki represents the different waters that occur in that area. It is generally accepted that the Galpu own the creation story for the Dhuwa yiḏaki, Djuŋgirriny’. This is also the type of instrument that Djalu can play with healing intend.

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