Yidaki: Didjeridu and the sound of Australia

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Yidaki: Didjeridu and the sound of Australia

Time: March 3, 2017 to July 16, 2017
Location: South Australian Museum
Website or Map: https://www.samuseum.sa.gov.a…
Phone: (08) 8207 7500
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Andrea Murphy
Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2017

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The didjeridu is the iconic sound of Australia. From a stringy bark forest in Arnhem Land, to the concert halls of Europe, the sound of yidaki (didjeridu) speaks of the landscapes and cultures of Australia and its First People. Yet the instrument’s cultural foundations, contemporary meanings and unique musical qualities are poorly understood.

A collaboration between the South Australian Museum and the Yolngu people, this special exhibition explores yidaki through sound, story, moving image and rarely seen treasures from the South Australian Museum’s collection.

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