yidaki


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yidaki

(jɪˈdækɪ)
n
(Instruments) a long wooden wind instrument played by the Aboriginal peoples of Arnhem Land
[from a native Australian language]
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Ben Strunin's Westwind: Djalu's Legacy (2017), for instance--supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund and featuring an unlikely collaboration with singer/songwriter Gotye --is a stirring portrayal of Yolngu elder and yidaki (didjeridu) player Djalu Gurruwiwi's efforts to protect his clan's songlines.
Other common names are yidaki and garnbak, which also mean "bamboo.
the spiritual yidaki across the nation and the world, to come
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It consists of (i) a brief unaccompanied introduction called the nurru-wana (literally 'nose-speech') in which the 'head' is softly hummed, (ii) the greater 'thigh' in which the lyrics are sung with full bilma ('paired sticks') and yidaki ('didjeridu') accompaniment, and (iii) a brief unaccompanied coda in which a small sample of key lyrics are softly recapitulated.
Together, the singers' voices delicately intertwine and gracefully permutate around the ideal of a unified melody over the more rigid bilma and yidaki patterns that anchors them rhythmically.
I settle into listening to Djiniyini, the bilma (clap-sticks) and yidaki (didjeridu).
Yunupingu (1997:vii) explains that the yidaki has a deep spiritual existence in Yolngu culture and "holds a special place in the presentation of Yolngu art, music, dance, and history.
We are lost in these in these delicately intertwined voices: their melismatic lines gracefully permutating around the ideal of a unified melody above unison bilma (paired sticks) and an accompanying yidaki (didjeridu) which anchors them rhythmically.
Among the ways this is achieved are the use of the djatpangarri, a genre of Yolngu music (see Stubington and Dunbar-Hall 1994), the presence of yidaki (didieridu) and bilma (clapsticks) as members of the rock group line-up, and the expression of Yolngu clan and moiety systems in the album's contents and their organisation.