Balku Wunuŋmurra F - G
A special type of ritual yiḏaki for the Yirritja moiety.
A special type of ritual yiḏaki for the Yirritja moiety. Nowadays it is a public instrument that has been brought out in the open at the Garma in 2004.
It’s use is to call for funeral ceremonie by blowing a series of long sustained trumpet notes.
A typical Dhaḏalal also has string with kangaroobones attached. But Balku Wunuŋumurra made this specific instrument without. According to him it is still a Dhaḏalal yiḏaki though. He just decided to leave out the very powerfull and sacred parts…
The lorrikeet feathers however underline the sacredness of this yiḏaki.
It is very rare that an instrument like this is avaible on the commercial market.
Not an instrument to use on a rockstage but more for a private collector that appreciates cultural authenticity.
It plays like a typical yiḏaki. High backpressure. Overall good but a bit course accoustics and an easy to hit trumpet note!
Read more about this type of yiḏaki here