"Song for Galiwinku"
Concert Quality Yidaki
Crafted by Burrngupurrngu Wunungmurra Watch a VIDEO demo of this didgeridoo below! This is an EXQUISITE
yidaki that belongs in the hands of a serious player/collector.
Burrngupurrngu a.k.a. Bruce (pictured at right), is one of the foremost yidaki makers and a
senior lawman for the Dhalwangu clan. Whilst busy with ceremonial
responsibilities for months at a time, Burrngupurrngu demands of himself
a consistent standard. He is well respected amongst Yolngu
communities for his knowledge of yidaki making and playing. Even as a
young man he was sought after to play in ceremony. The artwork by Djul'djul Gurruwiwi features water birds and water lilies in natural ochres (earth pigments). The rarrk (fine cross hatch lines) on this yidaki is even finer than most of Djul'djul's
work. It is a very high level art piece as well as being a fantastic
Acquired from the Ben Hicks collection, circa 2008. This is an "old school" instrument in excellent
condition, much more collectable than your average didgeridoo, and we
honor that by using the proper Yolngu word for didgeridoo, "yidaki",
here. The interior bore is very clear and open which
increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. Features a natural mouthpiece sanitized with Didgeri-Clean (tea tree and lavender oil). No beeswax needed.Soundwise: Concert Quality
Ben Hicks says of this instrument, "A solid yidaki with a fair bit of blunt playing character, and aggressive bright somewhat rough gritty sound. This one responds well to strong technique with a lot of pop, edge, and prominent passive vocal response. The minor third toot interval and very complex harmonic response add a dark brooding tonality to an otherwise bright sounding instrument... a fascinating and unique combination." Gravel-voiced
distortion effects. Blunt diaphragmatic response with perfectly balanced
acoustics. It has strong backpressure for its size and pitch making the circular breathing technique very easeful. 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 yidaki for youand see the instrument in vivid HD detail!
Just click on the video below.
Specs for this yidaki:
Key: EOvertone toots: G, E, A, C#
Skill: Beginner to Advanced
Wood: Stringybark eucalyptus
Top: 1.2" Inner diameter
Bottom: 4" Outer diameterMouthpiece: Natural wood
Weight: 6.4 lbs / 2.9 kg
Ease of play: Very 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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