Welcome to YiḏakiStory.com!

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.

YiḏakiStory Blog • Didgeridoo-Yidaki & Yolngu Culture

Two Brothers at Galarra: A Case Study in Ethnomusicology Coming Full Circle, Part 3

This concludes a three-part series. Read part 1 HERE and part 2 HERE. Ethnomusicology Coming Full Circle – Success & Pitfalls Two Brothers at Galarra is on many levels a successful story of ethnomusicology coming full circle in a time when old documentation is being repatriated and formerly “primitive” people are telling their own stories. …

Yolngu are People 2: They’re not Clip Art

Pet peeve alert! I photoshopped it to remove and change details, but this appeared in my Facebook feed this morning. The event in the United States features a white, American didgeridoo player, but the Facebook event image shows a young Aboriginal man in ceremonial garb. Why? To imply that the presence of a didgeridoo invokes Aboriginal People or spiritual …

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