Program bookings

Yidaki: free community celebration 

When: Friday 3 March, from 6pm 

 Where: South Australian Museum front lawns


Barra Band

Celebrate the opening of Yidaki: Didjeridu and the sound of Australia with a night of music, dance and film on the front lawns of the South Australian Museum. As the sun sets over Adelaide set up a picnic, grab some barramundi chips from the Warndu pop-up, pick up a cool drink from the Museum cafe and get ready to be transported to Arnhem Land, the home of the yidaki (didjeridu).

Djalu Gurruwiwi
Bärra Band
For one night only FREE entry to the Yidaki exhibition

For more information see here 


The Sound of Australia: William Barton with the ASO

 When: Thursday 6 April, 7pm

Where: Adelaide Town Hall 

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William Barton - yidaki/didjeridu 
Luke Dollman - Conductor 
Stevie and Jamie Goldsmith - Kaurna welcome 
Luku Trembath - Digital projections

Ross Edwards - Tyalgum mantras 
Peter Sculthorpe - Kakadu 
Sean O'Boyle - Concerto for Didjeridu & Orchestra 
Matthew Hindson - Kalkadunga iii. Bleached Bones

The South Australian Museum and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra present

Yidaki (didjeridu) virtuoso William Barton returns to Adelaide for one night only, in celebration of the South Australian Museum’s exhibition Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia. The yidaki is the iconic sound of Australia. From the stringy bark scrub of its birthplace in Arnhem Land, to the concert halls of Europe, the sound of the yidaki speaks of the landscapes and culture of Australia and its First People.

 William Barton is internationally renowned for his unique fusion of traditional yidaki performance with classical forms, which has opened pathways for the understanding of his traditional culture across the world. His performance with the ASO will feature music which evokes the Australian landscape and highlights the rich musical culture of Aboriginal Australia.

This unique collaboration between the South Australian Museum and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will bring the sounds of the Museum’s Yidaki exhibition to life, alongside a stunning display in the Town Hall’s Mankurri-api Kuu (reconciliation room), a warm welcome onto Kaurna Country and a series of specially commissioned digital projections, bringing the song of the yidaki to life. The South Australian Museum and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra are proud to celebrate Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music and this concert will support one of UNESCO’s main themes: protecting our heritage and fostering creativity.

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