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

Djalu Gurruwiwi yiḏaki

Djalu Gurruwiwi yiḏaki

  • Key : E – D#
  • Size: 182cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 9cm

Djalu made this yiḏaki for me in 2003 when I attended the Garma festival. It is a very warm and stable instrument with the trumpet note below the fundamental drone, which makes it really easy to play. It is made, like most yiḏaki, from gadayka (Stringybark eucalyptus). It is painted by Djalu’s wife, Dhopiya Yunupiŋu. The two of them have been working alongside each other for many years and are on the roots of popularizing the yiḏaki. Djalu was the main yiḏaki crafter for Yothu Yindi who, with their #1 MTV hit Treaty did tremendous work in spreading the instrument around the globe.