To celebrate the launch of iDIDJ Australia’s new website, we are giving away a FREE DIDGERIDOO with FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the world!
A used didgeridoo of the overtone-present type from eastern Arnhem Land, NT, Australia. This particular instrument has seen service in Yolngu ceremony and presents with beach sand adhered to the distal end of the didgeridoo, it has some wear to the edges of the bell and has one car bog patch visible in its mid-section. Painted in acrylics and sealed with PVA glue on the outside. It plays in the key of E fundamental with F overtone; length 138.5 cm, mouthpiece inner diameter 32-33 mm, distal end 9-10 cm irregular, weight 3 kg.
Congratulations to Alex R of the UK for your winning entry to this promotion! Alex’s entry can be viewed below and he will be contacted by iDIDJ Australia within 24 hours to arrange shipping.
To be eligible to win this FREE DIDGERIDOO, simply:
1. Tell us which is your favourite YouTube video on the iDIDJ Australia channel
2. Why it is your favourite?
The iDIDJ Australia YouTube channel is here.
1. Maximum of 500 words. Please include the link of the YouTube video clip
2. One entry per person
3. Entries close Monday 1 December 2014, 5 pm AEST
4. Winning entry to be decided by iDIDJ Australia
5. Winner to be announced 3 December 2014, 9 am AEST
6. All submitted material becomes the property of iDIDJ Australia
7. Some of the better entries may be displayed on our website
Please Email us to submit your application. Type Competition in the Subject title.
It has been really difficult to decide which is my favourite YouTube video from your channel as I dearly love so many of them and they bring so much pleasure to me. However even if it is difficult to choose I would have to say that right now my favourite is Manikay at Gikal’ Outstation – song, dance and didgeridoo
I really love this video for many reasons
Firstly it is because I love the yirdaki playing in it. I have loved traditional yirdaki playing since I first heard it and it stirs a very deep feeling in my soul. Hearing Vernon and Gaypalani play is a real delight. To hear the yirdaki in context with the singing and the sticks allows me to really understand its place in the music better. The music really carries me to a timeless place.
Secondly the video itself is a wonderful insight into the culture and celebration of traditional living. We are told that they have just enjoyed eating turtle (miyapunun), a real favourite. The spontatneous and joyful song and dance that comes after is a beautiful expression of a love of living the traditonal ways. The singing is moving and the atmosphere is so rich I feel transported to be there with them, celebrating with them and feeling the connection with the land and their culture.
Finally just hearing the music reminds me of the connection we all have with the earth, how much we are connected to it and how it nourishes and feeds us and how we can live celebrating and growing from that connection.
Thank you for continuing to provide these videos, they are so valuable.
By Alex, UK
Thank you for taking the time to create this collection of didge videos and also indigenous, outback living. I’m not sure if it was your intention, but by doing so, you have created a ‘virtual museum’, digitally preserving how the didge is being used and how it has affected members of society, both indigenous and non-indigenous.
It is so important to preserve this sacred instrument and by recording its use, many generations to come from around the world can learn and benefit from your site.
I am a primary school teacher in Sydney and feel it is important to include indigenous education in our lessons. Which is why my favourite video is “But most families do have a didgeridoo”:
When my 7 years old watched the video, the children wanted to ‘stomp’ to the sounds while I played my didge to them. It has really got them interested in indigenous culture. Your videos are a wonderful diverse educational collection. Keep it up!!
By Dave, Sydney, Australia
My favorite video was the young Yidaki masters joyfully playing on their didgeridoos. This world is full of high-strung technology, money, media, motors and oil and yet these boys have the best wealth of all; the gift of expression. I am a poor college studend studying to become a music therapist and I find my richest moments to be when I am playing music, just like these boys. Because I spend my money on college I can only afford a PVC pipe from the hardware store as a didgeridoo, however what more do you need in life to be truly happy other than ANY way to play music and lift your spirits. I love the other video of the same boys teaching another how to play the didgeridoo. This also is related to me because my life-calling is to reach out to others and help them, and what better way to help others than by using music. If you choose me to be rewarded with this real didgeridoo I would use it in my studies and practices to reach out and help heal others as well as increase my own self-strength and peace of mind; feeling at one with heaven and earth combined through my first official didgeridoo ♪♫♪♫♪
By Jared, Taylorsville City, Utah, USA
here’s my fav’ video. It’s my favourite video for two reasons:
1st : “Djamarrkuli” is pronounced very much like my son’s name, and whenever I play this song since he was a baby, it was “his” song! (and I love the version with the kids singing it too !!!)
2nd : this show at the Hi-Fi Bar is where you asked the boys to draw something for my comic strip’s bonuses… and it is my favourite bonus drawing !!! Thank you again for having taken them into that game
Here’s their drawing :
By Fran6co, France