Ten Canoes Film
There was only one yidaki used in 'Ten Canoes' and this is it!
This very instrument, crafted by David Burumila, was chosen for the feature film Ten Canoes and became the 'borrowing for ceremony' yidaki.
Ten Canoes was the first film ever to be released entirely in an Aboriginal language (Ganalbingu), playing in the mythical and historical past
of the Ganalbingu clan.
This instrument is a rare acquisition, instruments from the Ramingining area rarely find their way onto the market
- to say nothing of ones such as this which are used for ceremonies.
Everything in the film was, like this didjeridoo, made by the Ganalbingu themselves. A quick inspection quickly
reveals through the type of repair and maintenance that it was made for use and not for tourists. Surface cracks have
been overtaped and then repainted with ochre. The sound is outstanding: much larger than its form would suggest,
deep, rich and multi-layered, with a wonderfully gentle but clear toot.
The canoes and artefacts used in the landmark Aboriginal film '10 Canoes,' feature bark canoes and artefacts
which are reproductions of historical Donald Thompson photographs!
Traditional style MP3 - by stan!
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