I was playing Mago beside that old Juggayi (Law Man), David Yirrindili, at ceremony making young man business (initiation) and all of these elders were sitting down listening including my Grandfather. He was listening and said, "I\'m getting old and I want someone to take over so I will hand this one on to you son, you play very well, so one day I will hand this Mago business over to you. You will take over from me." All the family were really happy for me.
In this way David Blanasi, the greatest exponent of the Kunborrk tradition in living memory, appointed Darryl as his successor.
Darryl Dikarrna, Blanasi's grandson, carries on his tradition with style and confidence, and recorded this brand new, classy teaching CD. Competent studio recording/mastering coupled with professional graphic design and layout.
The Western Arnhem Land mago has been neglected for too long, and this new CD brings new perspectives to the ancient Gunborg tradition of which the late David Blanasi was a world-renowned exponent.
Comprising of tuition, solo demonstrations, mouth sounds, explanations and stories in the Kuninjku and English language, and the full emsemble of voice, clapsticks and mago accompaniment, this is a must-have CD for all didgeridoo enthusiasts looking for cultural insight and technical advancement. 6 pages of liner notes. Of special interest is the story of the special Djunggirriny often talked about by Djalu Gurruwiwi.