Tuesday, 6 July 2010
ABC Wednesday Y for Yirdaki
The didgeridoo was born in the Northern Territory of Australia.
For the lover of Aboriginal arts and culture it is quite fortunate that the indigenous people of Northeast Arnhem Land meticulously maintained a long unbroken tradition to the fascinating art of making the 'didgeridoo,' an instrument which the YOLNGU artists of Northeast Arnhem Land refer to as the 'YIRDAKI'..
The two little boys are already playing the didgeridoo almost as it should be played with circular breathing. In a few years they can imitate all bush sounds like the barking of dingoes, the growling of the goanna, and the laughing of the kookaburra.
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with Y.