Traditional Arnhem Land Yidaki
What defines a Yidaki? Didgeridoo is a non-Aboriginal term for an Aboriginal wind instrument that has numerous Aboriginal names. Prior to European colonisation, the instrument was limited to the Northern parts of Australia, in particular Arnhem Land. Amongst the Yolgnu clans of North East Arnhem Land, yidaki is the generic name for the naturally occurring termite hollowed trunks of young Eucalyptus trees that are cut and shaped into a musical instrument. This name is correctly used for instruments from this region that have been made and decorated solely by Yolgnu people. All other instruments should be called didgeridoos, unless they are made by an Aboriginal person and called by their local Aboriginal name for the instrument.
For more information and how to look after Yidaki Didgeridoos, see our blog article "How to stop your Yidaki Cracking"
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