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Dhapa Ganambarr yiḏaki C#/F# (HLY-391)

$650

1 in stock

A straight forward yiḏaki from Dhapa with clear down-to-earth sound, slim and lightweight body, and excellent acoustics. I recommend this instrument for those players who are looking for an old-style didgeridoo to learn some rhythms inspired by historic recordings.

Key: C#
Length: 145cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm
Available from Sydney, 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

Weight1.7 kg
Dimensions145 cm
Drone

C#

Horn

F#

Material

Natural pigments on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Area of origin

Miwatj region, Northeast Arnhem Land

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4.5cm

Distal end diameter internal

5cm

Distal end diameter external

6.5cm

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