Joseph Tapau

Joseph Tapau

Biography

Joseph Wagel Tapau, known as Joey, is a proud Torres Strait Islander born in Townsville, North Queensland. Immersed in gospel music from a young age, Joey’s passion for singing blossomed early on. In November 2015, he unveiled his debut album, “Peace, Love, and Respect,” a testament to his journey of resilience. Joey’s music, influenced by his Meriam heritage, seamlessly blends neo soul, R&B, and roots from Murray Island (Mer). Noteworthy highlights include receiving an Australia Day Award and gracing the stage at the Australasian World Music Expo. He has shared performances with esteemed artists like Sammy Johnson and Naughty By Nature, while also directing the Meriba Watai Traditional Choir and supporting churches. Joey’s journey exemplifies talent, resilience, and a commitment to spreading positivity through music. In 2021, he performed at the NRL Indigenous All Stars game, further showcasing his cultural pride and musical prowess.

Current Performances

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Performance Straight from the Strait

PRESENTED BY OPERA QUEENSLAND, YUMPLA NERKEP FOUNDATION AND QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE FESTIVAL A Torres Strait Island Musical On 8 May 1968, a group of remarkable…

Straight from the Strait

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