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This is the home of three major resources of interest to 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.

YiḏakiStory Blog • Didgeridoo-Yidaki & Yolngu Culture

Yirdaki, Yiḏaki, Yidaki, Yiragi. Let’s call the whole thing off.

Shall we look at the exciting topic of SPELLING? Have you ever wondered why are there so many different spellings of the main Yolŋu word for “didgeridoo?” Or should that be “didjeridu?” “Didgeridu?” “Didjeridoo?” And now we’re off the rails already. Get back to the point. That’s not even the word we’re talking about. OK. The reason …

Welcome to the YiḏakiStory.com Blog!

This new addition to YiḏakiStory.com extends the discussion of Yiḏakiwuy Dhäwu Miwatjŋurunydja with more personal thoughts and articles from Randin Graves, didgeridoo artist,  yiḏaki seller, Fulbright Fellow, former coordinator of the Buku-Ḻarrŋgay Mulka art centre and Mulka Project multimedia centre in Yirrkala, northeast Arnhem Land, Australia, and all around nice guy. New posts on all …

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