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Name: Marikuku Wirrpanda
Clan: Dhuḏi-Djapu
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Dhurruputjpi

“He is known as the ceremonial yiḏaki player for the Dhuḏi-djapu clan and is ofen busy with ceremony. His skill as a player means he also has the knowledge to make top quality yiḏaki. Marikuku has excellent attenton to detail and his instruments are finished to a high standard. As a result, his yiḏaki have become popular quite quickly and his work is now sought after by both musicians and collectors worldwide.” Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre

See below examples of yiḏaki made by Marikuku.

  • Here is a good opportunity for yiḏaki-nerds: a used ceremonial instrument from Marikuku with great playing characteristics. The chamber is tight at the top and opens up towards the bell (look at the shape of this instrument!), the dups are really easy to hit and sound amazing; the volume is high, the instrument responds well and does whatever the players wishes to hear. It is a heavily used stick, the timber had to cope with a lot and washed through many times. The sound currently is quite dry, that lights up with some water inside. The instrument is cracked at the bell, that is held together with silver duct tape. This yiḏaki is a great example of didgeridoos favoured by Yolŋu ceremonial players nowadays, so we recommend it for collectors who want to get a hold of a unique instrument.

    Key: G/G# Lenght: 134.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • An excellent yiḏaki from Marikuku, who is one of the best didgeridoo makers of the Northeast Arnhem Land region. It has a nice, warm growly sound with medium backpressure and great response rate – easy transition between the drone and the toot. I recommend this instrument for traditional players, however it is a great choice for those as well, who  follow contemporary playing styles.

    Listen to this mago here:
  • A stunning-looking yiḏaki by Marikuku, who creates top-quality instruments. If you have a look on the photos of the mouth and bell, you can see how much attention he pays to the finish of his work: perfect round shapes, and comfortable edges. The sound has a nice warm feel, the medium backpressure lets the player flow with the rhythm. The painting depicts gaḏayka marwat, the leafs of the stringybark tree.

    Listen to this mago here:
  • An excellent yiḏaki from Marikuku, painted with natural pigments. The backpressure is medium, therefore the instrument is easy to play; the dups sound really great and compliment the rich acoustics of the instrument. I recommend this instrument for both art collectors and yiḏaki players who look for instruments with high cultural integrity.

    Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • We have seen a few great yiḏaki from Marikuku, this is another one that we can offer on a good price. The instrument looks very simple, that should not confuse an expert eye. An easy-to-play didgeridoo, the sound is warm and has a good bass with medium back pressure. We recommend this didgeridoo for those, who do not wish to follow a traditional style – if you are a ‘trad-head’, consider this stick, you will be surprised!

    Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A low-key instrument for those who are looking for a yiḏaki to practice either traditional or contemporary playing styles. The instrument comes with medium backpresure, it is responsive to tongue movements, and a great tool to practice the 'growl' throat sounds - sounds great once the instrument warmed up.

    Key: C# Length: 139cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.4cm

    Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping.

    For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • This instrument has been sitting in my unreleased stock for a few years, made in 2016. After warm and moist inside, it has surprisingly good playing qualities: sharp sound, full of overtones, responsive to tongue movements, the backpressure is medium and the transition from drone to toot is easy. A great yiḏaki on a great price!

    Key: D Length: 137cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.3cm

    Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping.

    For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another perfectly shaped instrument from Marikuku - and a great player of course! It comes with medium backpressure, responsive to tongue movements. Due to the size of the internal chamber and its acoustic range, it is a suitable instruments for both traditional and contemporary players.

    Key: D Length: 139cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3-3.2cm

    Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping.

    For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Thos instrument is part of a new series or traditional instruments with carved patterns, outlining clan design (miny'tji) of the Dhuḏi-Djapu clan. Well balanced stick with rich acoustics, easy transition between horn and drone and perfectly shaped body, mouthpiece and bell - a true masterpiece from Marikuku.

    Key: E/F# Length: 143.6cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.6cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Marikuku recently came up with a new design and delivered a series of carved yiḏaki that are quite unique. Apart from the appealing new look, this instrument has superb playing characteristics: balanced backpressure, rich acoustics and easy transition between the drone and toot. I recommend this instrument for collectors who are looking for a new addition to their stock.

    Key: Eb/F# Length: 144.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A beautifully crafted instrument with slim tapered body, an excellent example of Marikuku's skills and attention to detail. The backpressure is medium, well balanced and allows the player to speed up or slow down, easily switch between the drone and toot and play effortless. The sound is straight, crisp and rich in harmonics. I recommend this instrument for serious yiḏaki enthusiasts.

    Key: Eb Length: 139ḻ.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm

    Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping.

    For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another great yiḏaki delivered by Marikuku. The instrument is easy to play with medium backpressure and easy transition between the dups and the drone. The sound is rich in acoustics, the wall of the instrument is solid and nicely finished at the outside. I recommend this instrument for those, who are looking for a top-quality yiḏaki to practice traditional rhythms.

    For details and specifications see the 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A great instrument from Marikuku for all, traditional and contemporary players. Due to the wide, open bore, this stick has lots of potentials, and the medium backpressure gives lots of 'space' for the player to apply different playing styles. The sound has a strong bass and fills up space around you. The mouth is open, so you might want to put some wax on. I found lots of fun in playing this instrument, a great catch.

    Key: Eb/G Length: 133cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2-3.5cm

    Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping.

    For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another top-yiḏaki from Marikuku in the key of F with G drone; well-balanced, responsive with medium backpressure, slim, lightweight body, sharp acoustics and good volume. A fun-to-play instrument, recommended for players who wish to sharpen their traditional-playing skills.

    Key: F/G Length: 136cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.6cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another topṯplayer yiḏaki from Marikuku with balanced pressure, sharp acoustics and superb playing characteristics. I recommend for those players who are following traditional playing-styles.

    Key: F/G Length: 137cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Marikuku recently introduced a new design consolidating carving with painting, and delivered a series of stunning yiḏaki - here is another example of his works. Apart from the appealing new look, this instrument has superb playing characteristics: balanced backpressure, rich acoustics and easy transition between the drone and toot. Yolŋu treated this instrument with special appreciation in the art centre, so I recommend this instrument for traditional-fans who are looking for classic Yolŋu-style instruments.

    Key: F# Length: 128.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2cm AVAILABLE WITH DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY WITHIN AUSTRALIA. For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A superb yiḏaki from Marikuku for those players, who are looking for a highly-charged, versatile yiḏaki to practice the traditional playing styles of Northeast Arnhem Land. Despite the high backpressure it is an easy-to-play stick with sharp acoustics, responsive to tongue movements, the transition between the drone and toot is smooth - the drone plays below the drone, that is rare and sound pretty amazing. A unique find, do not miss it!

    Key: G/F# Length: 132cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:

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