Australian Torres Strait guitarist Tamwoy, ready to wow  Vanuatu Fest Napuan

Chris Tamwoy and Dania Rose, his cousin sister, on their music exchange visit yesterday with the Wan Smolbag Theatre Group. Photo: Nikki Michail

Australian Torres Strait artist, Chris Tamwoy and his cousin Diana Rose are currently in Vanuatu to perform in this year’s Fest’Napuan edition.

The duo said they will not disappoint fans.

The musician, whose childhood was spent on the Torres Strait’s Badu Island, made it through to Australian Got Talent (AGT) where he got his biggest music breakthrough at the age of just 20, in 2016.

Chris is a self-taught guitarist with a unique playing style and sound. Spending his childhood with his family in the Torres Strait Islands, he now resides in Brisbane, Australia, and travels nationally and internationally with his music, as a proud ambassador for his culture and country.

His unique guitar playing style, where he lays the guitar on his lap and uses his fingers to tap, strum and pluck the strings, has already earned him a legion of fans around the world.

Having played some of Australia’s largest festivals he often surprises crowds with sensational on-stage collaborations.

“I am very privileged to live in a country that is culturally diverse and I am proud that as an indigenous man I am able to show Vanuatu that a lot of indigenous people have talent in a whole range of areas,” he said.

2015 was a busy year with the release of his debut EP Ngaw Laag ‘My Home’ (available via iTunes and Impossible Odds Records). Since then Chris has been writing and rehearsing for an album set for release in 2019.

Catch their Performance this coming Friday at Saralana park.

Daily Post was told the duo’s trip to Vanuatu was supported by the Australian High Commission in Vanuatu.

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