Order no.: HLY-203
Listen to this yidaki here:
Maker: Winiwini ‘Larry’ Gurruwiwi
Area of origin: Birritjimi, Northeast Arnhem Land
Material: Acrilic paint and fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus
Key: E (drone) / G# (toot)
Mouthpiece: 2.7cm (internal) / 4cm (external)
Bell: 7-8cm (internal) / 9-9.5cm (external)
Description: It is unusual to find a yiḏaki that is made in Birritjimi – at Djalu’s workshop – with thin walls and highly resonant body; sticks made by either Larry or Djalu have thick, solid walls and powerful, ‘boomy’ sound. This instrument is different – and that is why I wanted to have it in the stock!
The narrow neck opens up to an open aperture, the backpressure is medium to low that makes me to feel that this is a slow-player instrument – even though I find it easy to speed up the rhythm. What I enjoy in this yiḏaki is the warm, resonant sound that flows the sound, and drifts you away. Contemporary players would find much joy in this excellent instrument as well as trad-fans.
Available from here: Hungary, Europe with worldwide shipping