About this Yidaki:
1st Toots : F
Mouth Inner Diameter : 29mm
Bell Inner Diameter : 53mm
All these yidaki are made in Arnhem Land, and we are proud to support the Yolgnu craftsmen/custodians of this amazing instrument and to be able to help promote these quality authentic yidaki. It has also been worked on the inside to improve the sound, so you can be assured, it plays and sounds great! Have a listen to the sound sample so you see for yourself.
About the Artist:
Artist: Ŋoŋu Ganambarr
"I am the son of Manydjarri Ganambarr (father) and Gudaltji Munyarryun (mother). My father is an elder or clan leader for the Ḏatiwuy mala (clan) after Mowarra. Manydjarri has taught me how to make yiḏaki, singing songs and dancing. I stay at Dhalinybuy outstation (my wife's land) where I make yiḏaki to sell. We go into the bush to find yiḏaki and use a wheelbarrow to bring them, it's hard work but manymak (good). There is a large river at Dhalinybuy where we go hunting for Balin (Barramundi). I also stay at Rorruwuy outstation and like to go hunting there as well." Ŋoŋu is respected as a law-man for the Datiwuy clan and is gradually assuming more leadership responsibilities from his father, Manydjarri Ganambarr, a highly respected ceremonial expert. As part of these responsibilities, in 2015, Ŋoŋu began to produce sculpted larrakitj in his family's style under the watchful direction of his djuŋgaya (manager) from the Yirritja moiety, Buwathay Munyarryun. These larrakitj are intricately painted with sacred clan designs. In addition to painting, Ŋoŋu has also inherited the right and responsibility from his father to sing sacred songs in ceremony, which is one of the most important roles in Yolŋu society as the history, law, kinship and sacred meanings are held within song. His singing features alongside his father on the recording 'Rorruwuy,' produced by the Mulka Project. He is also featured in many other recordings, both as a song-man and as a dancer, having represented Yolŋu culture within Australia, England, Japan and Iceland. Within his home environment, Ŋoŋu is a hard working family man who shares the important management role of djuŋgaya for the community of Dhalinybuy, alongside Gurumin Marika and Yali Munuŋgurr. This involves various cultural responsibilities and also includes facilitating visitors access to the community, which at times are non-Aboriginal workers and fishermen. Ŋoŋu has a reputation as a gentle and humble man, with a willingness to share his culture with non-Aboriginal people. Ŋoŋu makes consistently excellent yidaki. He is well known for selecting specific trees that often have completely natural bores and narrow chambers through the top section, producing instruments that have acoustics reminiscent of older style yidaki, ie. prior to modern tools; what some would call more 'traditional.' His yidaki are often painted with sacred designs depicting the freshwater system of Dhalinybuy, his mother's country. More recently, Ŋoŋu has been painting his yiḏaki with sacred designs from his father's country that sometimes refer to the saltwater regions off the coast of Rorruwuy community, where the actions of Mana the ancestral shark intimated relationships to the Datiwuy clan.
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Bonus Didgeridoo Lessons to FAST Track Your Learning
Every didgeridoo ships with free online access to our Didgeridoo Dojo Beginner Sessions, that's $39 USD of extra value completely free of charge.
Didgeridoo Dojo is our online learning platform and the most comprehensive "learn to play didgeridoo" resource on the planet!
So many didgeridoo players and beginners struggle because of lack of access to good quality training and in-person lessons. This is especially true for people outside of Australia.
To solve this problem we built the Didgeridoo Dojo, an online platform that allows anyone to learn the didgeridoo no matter where they are.
The goal of Didge Dojo is to provide the closest thing to a one on one experience as possible. We've used our thousands of hours of experience in teaching the didgeridoo in-person, to create a structure that makes learning the didgeridoo fast, easy and most importantly, FUN!
With comprehensive video lessons ranging from beginner techniques like making the drone sound and circular breathing to advanced techniques like didgeridoo beatboxing presented by the hilarious Nathan Kaye, Didgeridoo Dojo has something for everyone!
About the Beginner Sessions
Our beginner lesson series will put you on the fast-track to becoming a didgeridoo player and will have you sounding fantastic in no time at all.
Think of our didgeridoo lessons as your own private one-on-one class. One of us, with you, sitting down, learning a new didgeridoo technique. What's included: The beginner lesson set covers everything you need to know to start playing the didge at the entry level.
The topics we cover include:
1. Getting you familiar with the didgeridoo, positioning of the didge when you play and how a didgeridoo actually works!
2. Consistently making the didgeridoo sound know as the didgeridoo drone or drone sound
3. Circular breathing on the didgeridoo which is the key to playing the didgeridoo continuously without breaking the sound
4. Basic didgeridoo sound variations or didgeridoo vocals
5. Some diaphragm and breathing techniques to varying your didgeridoo sound and play louder and quieter
6. Some diaphragm and breathing techniques to varying your didgeridoo sound and play louder and quieter
7. We introduce you to didgeridoo rhythms and give you some easy to learn rhythms perfect for impressing your family and friends with your playing
8. And finally some bonus intermediate and advanced lessons to give you a taste of what that next level of playing feels like! We know you will enjoy your didge journey!
Access to the beginner sessions is normally $39 USD but is completely free with any didgeridoo purchase.