Monday, 27 June 2016

ABC Wednesday, Y for Yidaki

  

Yidaki / Didgeridoo

Yidaki is a form of the instrument which is played in North East Arnhemland and the Yolngu own the oldest stories on how the instrument came to existence. Yidaki are mostly conical shaped instruments and vary in key mostly between C and G. A perfect Yidaki has a 'toot' about an octave higher than the fundamental and needs no beeswax .

 This is Elijah Gunydjurruwuy, he was at the age of 14 already an accomplished 

yidaki player and toured with the Yalakun Dancers from Lake Evella

to Singapore, Malaysia and France.

A yidaki  is another word for didgeridoo.




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 'YIDAKI'..

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20 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I find this very interesting! I learned something new on this Monday morning :) thank you

eileeninmd said...

Hello, very cool, I always enjoy learning something new, like the Yidaki. Elijah sounds very talented for a young man. Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Fun60 said...

An interesting post. I'very never heard of the Yidaki before.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and videos for OWT and ABC ~ fascinating sound

Happy Week to you and Happy Fourth of July ~ ^_^ in the USA

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I heard the yadaki--the "didgeridoo" played live on a visit to in Sydney Harbor years ago. I found the sound mesmerizing!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is so interesting Wil. That sound is hypnotizing. it's wonderful to know that the Native People were able to preserve the craft and art of making and playing this amazing instrument. And thank you -- as always I learned something new from your post.

jMo said...

Fascinating stuff, Will. It looks difficult to play and is weirdly soothing.

Lady Fi said...

So interesting! I didn't know the didgeridoo has another name.

Melody Steenkamp said...

WoW Wil, wat een leuke invulling, leerzaam ook.
had er nog nooit van gehoord, ook de muziekvorm kende ik niet, dank je wel, je hebt mij hier een groot plezier mee gedaan.

Lieve groet, Melody

happywonderer.com said...

Wow! How very interesting. I had heard of a didgeridoo and enjoyed listening to this Yidaki artist.

photowannabe said...

An accomplished artist. Interesting how the same instrument is adapted into other cultures.

Roger Owen Green said...

Skillz!
ROG, ABCW

TheChieftess said...

A friend of mine plays and collects didgeridoos! In California!!!

Hildred said...

How interesting Wil, - I would love to be at a live performance of the didgeridoo. The sound seems to resonate within one....

Trubes said...

That's quite melodious for a rather odd looking instrument.
I think I saw a Turkish tradition band with a member playing
one to accompany the 'Whirring Dervishes' or something similar.
Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Reader Wil said...

Walter Scott was a true romantic. author. I like his books.Thanks for this poem.
Best wishes!
Wil, ABCWTeam

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Ann said...

Very fascinating seeing instruments from other cultures.
Ann

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

when I first looked at the yidaki, I thought iit looks like a didgeridoo. Then you explained yidaki is another word for didgeridoo.

Thanks.

I have come back from my 9 weeks trip ready to do ABC again.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love learning something new everyday! I like the rhythm of the music they played with it too. Blessings!