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 : D – D
  • Size: 174cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 10cm

A great example of Djalu’s work. It is huge and has the typical sound of thunder.

It is painted with Wititj’ the ancestral rainbow serpent and Djarri the rainbow coming out of his mouth. In North East Arnhemland there are a few different type of yiḏaki. Of course it is not a coincidence that one seems to be a lot bigger than the other. Different clan’s use different instruments depending on which ceremony is going to be held. I have heard Djalu decide to go out and make a specific instrument and then go out to a bit of forest just around the corner. And walk straight to a big tree which was cut and it immediately played like the type of yiḏaki he was after!