Name: Ŋutjapuy Marawili
Clan: Mararrpa
Moiety: Yirritja
Homeland: Yilpara
Residency: Yilpara

Ŋutjapuy lives in Yilpara (or Baniyala) outstation, about 3 hours drive from Nhulunbuy township. He occasionally makes yiḏaki. His instruments are good examples of classic ‘bush yiḏaki’ with coarse finish, natural chambers and characteristic sound. 
  • I have not had many instruments in stock from Ŋutjapuy before, but I am always excited to find new instruments from him; the characteristics of his yiḏaki are pretty consistent: plain, natural, straightforward sticks with clear sound, easy-to-play instruments with medium backpressure and good transition between drone and toot, simple craftsmanship and artwork. This instrument is another great example of  Ŋutjapuy's work, I recommend it for both traditional and contemporary players, although, due to its responsive playing characteristic, I highly recommend for those, players, who are practicing the traditional playing styles of Northeast Arnhem Land, and looking for a great yiḏaki on a great price.

    Key: E Length: 145cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3-3.5cm Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     
  • A great traditional stick from Yilpara; the backpressure is medium and well balanced, the drone plays easy and the transition to the toot is effortless. The sound is clear, rich and full of 'tasty' acoustics, the dups sound great. I recommend this excellent didgeridoo for those players, who are practicing the Northeast Arnhem Land playing styles - you won't be disappointed.

    Key: E Length: 145cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     
  • A nice natural yiḏaki from Yilpara outstation in the Blue Mud Bay. The sound has nice growl and 'busy' or 'dirty' feel to it. The backpressure is quite high and the transition between the drone ant the toot is easy, the dups sound great. I recommend this instrument for players who look for a natural traditional stick on a great price.

    Key: F Length: 133.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     
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