Visual Identity by Clitories (Rukaya Springle).

Mama Alto

Jazz Singer, Cabaret Artiste and gender transcendent Diva

Mama Alto is a jazz singer, cabaret artiste and gender transcendent diva. She is a transgender and queer person of colour who works with the radical potential of storytelling, strength in softness and power in vulnerability. Best known for her velvet vocals, triumphant cabaret performances and illuminating writing, she is also the co-creator of the highly acclaimed variety cabaret Gender Euphoria.

Mama’s awards include the 2019 Australian LGBTI Awards Music Artist of the Year and the 2014 Best Cabaret Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe. She is the recipient of a 2019 Creative Victoria Creators Fund fellowship, and a 2020 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship.

Words that describe me:
Fierce | Femme | Fabulous

Words that describe my practice:
Transcendent | Transformative | Triumphant

Photo by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea .