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                                        Kristian Benton

Kristian is an Australian Indigenous artist who is highly dedicated to his craft. He believes in finding the perfect didge for every player from those just starting out to professional players. He has been making and playing his own didgeridoos since 1995. His musical and artistic talents are a gift he shares as well as his personal link to his own ancestors the  Ngemba people of North West NSW

Kristianís talent for finding and making concert quality instruments goes side by side with his expertise in playing them. This is an unbeatable combination and a valuable asset as this allows him to make didgeridoos to very specific standards for his own satisfaction and enjoyment, through this he is able to refine both his skill in crafting fine instruments and also his playing ability. Not many Didgeridoo/ Yidaki crafters can claim to excel in both areas.
 
Kristian Benton  was born in 1975 and grew up in central NSW in a town called Orange (Wiradjuri country).
 
His strong appreciation of Aboriginal culture began at an early age stemming from his indigenous roots. 
 
Kristian expressed this through aboriginal studies, art and music during his school years, He continued his strong connections with the culture when he left school and began teaching aboriginal art, it was around this time that he picked up his first didgeridoo and taught himself how to play; Kristian was 19 at the time. Soon after he began learning the art of finding, crafting and decorating Yidaki's / Didgeridoos. Kristian has done various art shows and exhibitions and in 2002 became a certified indigenous creator. He now lives in Coffs Harbour (Gumbayngirr country) which is situated on the mid-north coast of NSW this is where he continues his aboriginal studies with languages and traditional Yidaki playing and crafting. 

Kristian Benton is dedicated to finding the perfect didgeridoo to suit each and every players needs. Kristianís didgeridoos are in high demand through out the world by professional players and collectors.