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Dhapa Ganambarr yiḏaki Eb/G (HLY-399)

$800

1 in stock

A classic Dhapa-stick with beautiful high-end finish, thin wall and open bore. The backpressure is medium, the instrument is responsive and easy-to-play. The mouthpiece is quite large, I had to use some wax to make it comfortable. The sound becomes alive after the instrument warms up, and it is fun-to-play. A good choice for both contemporary and traditional players.

Key: Eb
Length: 141cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2-3.5cm
Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping

For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below.

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Cultural context

Maker: Dhapa Ganambarr
Clan: Ŋaymil
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Rorruwuy
Rorruwuy is a small community about 3 hours drive to the east from Yirrkala and Gove region. The homeland belong to the Ḏatiwuy clan, and it is situated a few hundred meters away from the mangroves, at the edge of the Arnhem Bay. The community has only 5 houses and a small health centre.
Place of residency: Gunyaŋara community
Gunyaŋara – also known as Ski Beach – is a small Indigenous community on the Gove Peninsula, 15 minutes drive from Nhulunbuy township, in the close proximity of the bauxite mine ex-refinery. It lays on Warramiri clan land, and today it gives home to over 150 people. The community was built in the ’70s as part of the mining development. Gunyaŋara is a semi-permanent home of many Yolŋu artists and yiḏaki makers.

Additional information

Weight2.6 kg
Dimensions141 cm
Drone

Eb

Horn

G

Material

Natural pigments on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Area of origin

Miwatj region, Northeast Arnhem Land

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3.2-3.5cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4.2cm

Distal end diameter internal

6.9-7.2cm

Distal end diameter external

8-8.5cm

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