Monique Mizrahi is a musician, composer and LGBTQ+ artivist performing as Honeybird. Originally from Los Angeles, she has called Italy home for nearly 20 years. Performing on charango (10-string Andean instrument), guitar and electric bass, she has toured internationally, including around Europe, Latin America, Canada, the US, and at festivals such as Primavera Sound, Eurosonic Noorderslag and MaMA.
As an artivist she presented Bi at the Brooklyn Museum, performed at the US White House under the Obama Administration, and in 2015 released "Out Comes Woman," an album chronicling her coming out experience as bisexual. In 2017, she spoke as visiting artist at Berklee College Music Valencia, presenting talks on lyric writing, Diversity and Inclusion Beyond Borders and Genders, and Activism Through Music. In 2019 she was an artist resident at the Faber Residency in Catalonia and composed a new album entitled “Cyclops Cat”, a narrative about a one-eyed non-binary cat that uses “they/them” pronouns. The album was released in July 2019.
Her mission is to listen to intersectional LGBTQ+ community voices and transform the daily struggle into song.
Monique plays Aquila Corde charango strings. (link)