Name: Balku Wunuŋmurra
Clan: Dhaḻwaŋu
Moiety: Yirritja
Homeland: Gurrumuru

“Balku makes high quality yiḏaki that have excellent acoustics and a fine attention to detail. They are sometimes painted with designs that refer to the dhadalal (ceremonial Yirritja moiety yiḏaki) creation story.” Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre

See below examples of yiḏaki made by Balku.

 

 

  • A great instrument from Balku: easy-to-play drone and toot, medium backpressure, clear and crisp sound with great acoustics; the chamber is open all the way through the body, therefore the sound is straight forward. The only unusual feature of this yiḏaki is the thick wall - usually Balku creates lighter, slim instruments. A good catch for both traditional and contemporary players.

    Key: F Length: 128.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another top-quality Dhaḻwaŋu yiḏaki from Balku; the backpressure is well balanced, the transition between the drone and the toot is easy, the sound is direct and rish. I recommend this yiḏaki for those, who are looking for a traditional instrument with high cultural integrity to practice the traditional playing techniques of East Arnhem.

    Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A great Dhaḻwaŋu yiḏaki from one of the most productive makers; the backpressure is balanced, therefore the instruments plays effortless with a good power, volume and transition between the drone and the toot. I recommend this yiḏaki for those, who are looking for a traditional instrument with high cultural integrity to practice the traditional playing techniques of East Arnhem.

    Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another top-quality Dhaḻwaŋu clan yiḏaki from Balku; the backpressure is well balanced, the transition between the drone and the toot is easy, the sound is direct and rich. I recommend this yiḏaki for those, who are looking for a traditional instrument with high cultural integrity to practice the traditional playing techniques of East Arnhem.

    Key: D# Lenght: 134cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5-3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
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