"The Yidaki brings peace, harmony and healing to the world. Come, learn, play and understand."
Djalu Gurruwiwi, Master Yidaki Player & Craftsman, Galpu clan leader.
80 year old Djalu Gurruwiwi is one of the greatest living authorities on the yidaki, or what is known outside of Arnhem Land as the didgeridoo. Djalu's Galpu clan hold sacred knowledge of the playing, crafting and performative role of the yidaki.
Supporting Djalu is part of the ISX's living Aboriginal treasures campaign. Elders in Aboriginal society are revered and ensuring that they live comfortably and are able to pass on their knowledge successfully to new generations is very important. Elders like Djalu are also frequently called upon to support a large extended family of hundreds of people. It is Djalu's wish that his family company Rripangu Yidaki becomes strong and powerful and provides ongoing jobs and income for his family members.
Funds for this project will be used to support Djalu and his wife Dhopiya directly.
For more information see: Rripangu Yidaki