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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I settle into listening to Djiniyini, the bilma (clap-sticks) and yidaki (didjeridu).
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.
Their yidaki accompanist in 2004 was one of their sister's daughter's sons, Djanbirrkpuy Yunupinu.
These rhythmic modes are primarily defined by tempo and the bil_ma pattern beaten though other factors such as the yidaki pattern played, and metrical relations between voice, bilma and yidaki also contribute.
The Garma Festival Yidaki [Didjeridu] Statement (Anon.
The statement uses the local term yidaki for the didjeridu, and also refers to non-Aboriginal persons by the term Balanda, meaning 'European' from the word for 'Hollanders' in the former Dutch East Indies.
The statement identifies five principles 'to guide the developing relationship between Yolngu custodians of the Yidaki and the Balanda people who use the instrument' (Anon.
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.