Name: Paul Maymuru
Clan: Maŋgalili
Moiety: Yirritja
Homeland: Djarrakpi
Residency: Bälma

Paul Maymuru is the son of senior Maŋgalili artist and ceremonial leader Baluka Maymuru. He consistently delivers high quality instruments with clear acoustics, superb playability and excellent finish. Paul live on the remote homeland of Bälma, about an hour drive from Gapuwiyak community.

See below examples of yiḏaki made by Paul Maymuru.

  • A superb, fast player instrument with direct, responsive playing characteristics, easy transition between the drone and toot, medium backpressure and great acoustics. A perfect choice for someone who is looking for a high-pitched instrument to practice the 'Yolŋu-style'.

    Key: F# Length: 126cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3.2cm AVAILABLE WITH DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY WITHIN AUSTRALIA. For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A fast and versatile stick, easy-to-handle lightweight body, comfortable mouthpiece, easy transition between the drone and toot, crisp sound with plenty of higher overtones. A good choce for players who are looking for a perfect companion to sharpen their playing style.

    Key: F Length: 125cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm AVAILABLE WITH DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY WITHIN AUSTRALIA. For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Another top-quality instrument from Paul, if you have a look on the photos you can have an idea about his skills as a yiḏaki maker: this wall, fine finish, perfect chisel-work at the bell and mouth, and overall a good choice of log with clear, open aperture. Nice transition, responsive and great acoustics, highly recommended for collectors and serious players.

    Key: F Length: 121cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm AVAILABLE WITH DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY WITHIN AUSTRALIA. For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A great stick with rich acoustics, easy transition to the 'dups' and superb craftsmanship - look at other instruments from Paul Maymuru, he consistently delivers the same quality. Same as his other works, this instrument is recommended for didgeridoo player both beginners or experienced.

    Key: E Length: 135.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm AVAILABLE WITH DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY WITHIN AUSTRALIA. For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • Many yiḏaki collectors will appreciate this instrument: perfect shape, playability and the miny'tji (artwork) makes this stick quite unique. The characteristics of this yiḏaki same as other works from Paul Maymuru: easy transition from the drone to the toot, direct sound with rich acoustics and superb craftsmanship. The fine artwork, painted with natural pigments, depicts the Milky Way: this particular design belongs to the Maŋgalili clan who sing the song-cycle about the two ancestral beings who were drown close to the river-mouth of the Milŋiyawuy river (named as Koolatong by ŋäpaki/white man) after their canoe was tipped over by a huge tidal wave (an event sung by different Yolŋu clan-groups in the area). As the Yolŋu historical accounts say, the spirits of the men then became stars and entered into a never-ending cycle of incarnation and re-incarnation from human beings into stars again. Yolŋu use the Milŋiyawuy river as an analogue to pass on an immense sacred and sacred story that ties the Maŋgalili ancestral beings, some totemic figures, the river, the land around Djarrakpi (a nearby homeland at Cape Shield) and the Milky Way together.

    Key: F Length: 132.5cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
  • A highly charged instrument with tight upper chamber, high backpressure and classic 'dirty' sound. Despite the high key and pressure, this yiḏaki is easy to handle, responsive and the transition between the drone and toot is easy. Recommended for those who are looking for a unique sound.

    Key: F# Length: 130cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.9cm

    Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping.

    For details and specifications see 'Additional information' tab below. Listen to this yiḏaki here:
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