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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