Concert Quality, Fine Art Yidaki
Crafted by Dindirrk Mununggurr
Painted by Milminyina DhamarrandjiWatch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below!
Circa 2006, this fantastic yidaki was crafted by Dindirrk Mununggurr and painted by Milminyina Dhamarrandji with artwork representing the waters between Nhulunbuy and Dhambaliya. This is one of the finest instruments by Dindirrk that I have ever seen or played. This yidaki was
hand selected for us by Jeremy Cloak of "Resonance" at the
Buku-Larrnggay Mulka art center in Yirrkala. This yidaki is catalogued
there and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Milminyina (pictured here with her granddaughter) was born in 1960 at Wirrwawuy, near Yirrkala and Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula, at the very northeastern tip of Australia's Northern Territory. Her märi or mother's mother's clan is Rirratjingu, the landowners of Yirrkala, who share many stories and designs with the Djambarrpuyngu of this area.
This yidaki is painted with hand made paint from gypsum clay and natural earth ochres. Milminyina was taught to paint and weave by her mother, having grown up watching her work. She was educated at Dhupuma College on her mother's Gumatj land at Gulkula, and attended workshops at Wollongong University in printing and etching in 1996. She also painted on ceramics and assisted with Djalu' Gurruwiwi's yidaki business, painting on instruments while residing on Gumatj land at Gunyangara' from the 1990's, until relocating to her märi land at Yirrkala in 2003 and on to Gälaru in 2006.
is a highly prized "old school" instrument, much more
collectable than your average didgeridoo, and we honor that by using the
proper Yolngu word for
didgeridoo, "yidaki", here. A treasure for its sound, well seasoned
timber, sacred artwork, and provenance. It is in excellent condition. The interior bore is very clear and open which
increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. Features a small natural mouthpiece with an inner diameter of 1.12", sanitized with Didgeri-Clean (tea tree and lavender oil). No beeswax required.Soundwise: Concert quality sound. In Yirrkala, where this instrument comes from, the Yolngu would call this yidaki "old man style". With its gruff and dirty tone, the sound is so much like those old field recordings from Yirrkala back in the day. This is a spot-on player offering the easiest transition from drone to first and second horn toot that I've ever found on any yidaki, period! The well seasoned timber and clear, naturally conical bore deliver a WARM and RADIANT
tone with perfectly balanced acoustics. Three easy to hit horn toots, each warm against the drone. Made to be played in the traditional hard tongue style of NE Arnhem Land (you will hear this style in the video demo below). It has very strong backpressure which is optimal for its size and pitch, and for ease in circular breathing. Likely to sell quickly so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Watch
the video below to see Andjru demo this yidaki for you. We don't
rehearse these videos so you get to see someone playing it for the first
time, which is the closest thing to you being here to play it yourself.. Read our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Includes Certificate of Authenticity, care guide and playing guide.
Watch Andjru demo this didgeridoo for youand see the instrument in vivid HD detail!Just click on the video below.
Specs for this yidaki:Key: F# (in perfect pitch)Overtone toots: G#, E, Bb, C#
Skill: Intermed. to Advanced
Wood: Stringybark eucalyptus
Mouth: 1.12" inner diameter
Bell: 3.75" outer diameter
Backpressure: Very strong
Wall thickness: Medium-Thin
Weight: 5.2 lbs / 2.4 kg
Ease of play: Easy
Loudness: Low IIIIIIIII High
What if you don't bond with this didgeridoo?
It can be exchanged within 30 days for any reason and there's no
restocking fee. Can't decide on one? Call 1-800-519-1140 for live help!
Our sound quality ratings:
CONCERT QUALITY Same as performance quality, but with perfectly balanced acoustics.
PERFORMANCE QUALITY First rate, professional grade sound and playability.
HIGH QUALITY Above average sound. Better than most found at comparable prices.
GOOD QUALITY Nice introductory didgeridoo, but may lack in tonal quality and/or volume.
FAIR QUALITY Not for serious playing. Good for muking around on, or as a conversation piece.
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