Jazz vocalist, cabaret performer, and gender-transcending diva Mama Alto. She is a transgender and queer person of colour who uses narrative to explore the radical potential of softness and vulnerability.
In addition to receiving the 2019 Australian LGBTI Awards Music Artist of the Year, the 2018 City of Yarra Contributions to the Arts Award, the 2017 GLOBE Melbourne LGBTI Awards Artist of the Year, the 2016 Outstanding Access & Inclusion Award at Melbourne Fringe, and the 2014 Best Cabaret Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe, she has also received the 2021 Australia Council for the Arts Kirk Robson Award for Community Arts & Cultural Development, a 2020–2019 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship.
She serves on the VicHealth Arts Expert Advisory Panel, the Green Room Awards Association Cabaret Panel, the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and Performing Arts (Monash University) Industry Expert Panel, the Advisory Group of The People of Cabaret, the Advisory Group of the Staging Australian Women’s Lives ARC research project, and she coordinated the Artist Development Programs at Midsumma Festival from 2020 to 2021. She is also an industry expert in the arts sector.
She serves on the Board of Switchboard Victoria, is a non-governing Member of the Victorian Pride Centre, and is currently CEO/Executive Director of Transgender Victoria as a member of the LGBTIQA+ community and a mental health advocate.
Her artistic endeavours have routinely raised money for issues like homelessness, marriage equality, mental health, and wildfire relief.
There is not information about Mama Alto’s real name there is a chance that Mama never even talked about his real name publically so thats why no details are available regarding this topic right now.
Mama Alto Ethnicity
It can be challenging to feel Asian or Australian as a person of mixed race, who is part-white, part-Asian, and brown and who was raised in Australia without having any direct ties to a Javanese ancestral country.