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This is the home of three major resources for worldwide didgeridoo players who are interested in yidaki and Yolŋu culture from Northeast Arnhem Land.

1) Yiḏakiwuy Dhäwu Miwatjŋurunydja is THE comprehensive didgeridoo-didjeridu-yirdaki-yidaki information website made with Yolŋu People. It’s currently available in English, Spanish, Italian and French, with more translations underway.

2) Hard Tongue Didgeridoo is THE instructional recording in Yolŋu yidaki playing, made by Milkay Munuŋgurr. If you want to learn how to play how the Northeast Arnhem Land masters do, start here.

3) YiḏakiStory Blog
Randin Graves, producer of Yiḏakiwuy Dhäwu Miwatjŋurunydja and Hard Tongue Didgeridoo, shares his own reflections, reviews and ramblings to help worldwide didjeridu players gain more insight into the culture that created the instrument from a fellow outsider who lived in it.

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Leukemia Fundraiser for Yidaki Maker Burrŋupurrŋu Wunuŋmurra

Important Business First Fundraiser link – https://www.gofundme.com/leukemia-treatment-support And that yidaki he’s holding in the picture above and in the fundraiser video? If you’re in North America, you can buy it and/or one other from Burrŋupurrŋu here – http://gingerroot.com/catalog/yidaki.htm, with a share of the purchase price going to the campaign. Who is Burrŋupurrŋu? To be brief, Burrŋupurrŋu …

Yidaki of the Month #1, July 2017: The First Yiḏaki I Ever Saw

People often ask me about the yiḏaki in my collection. Therefore, I bring you the first YiḏakiStory vlog and the first in a new series: Yiḏaki of the Month. Recap: Made circa 1992 by Djakanŋu Yunupiŋu, best known to worldwide yiḏaki players and fans of Yolŋu culture as sister to Mandawuy Yunupiŋu and wife of …

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