Hmong Nouveau began in November 2019, with its inauguration Fashion Show & Concert in February 2020. The vision was to create a platform where artists, designers, entertainers, and talents cannot only thrive but turn what they love into a vehicle for success. As part of that vision, Q the Music was developed, a music & audio app that was developed with the help of multiple artists and podcasters.
This year will be the first Q the Music singing competition, where the winner will be debuting his/her original performance at the 2022 Hmong Nouveau Fashion Show & Concert at the Armory in Minneapolis Minnesota. The winner will be performing in front of a live audience of more than 5000.
The contest will consist of 4 judges and a 5th guest judge. The guest judge will be various established artists and producers from the music industry.
Q the Music App is a music app designed with the Artist and Podcaster in mind. Create your station, upload your craft, and make revenue from the purchases of your album/EP/Podcast, and click play.
Members and listeners will get to enjoy streaming their favorite music from their favorite artists, build their playlist, download music, and listen from anywhere, even off-line.
PeteyRock has over 15+ years in the music and entertainment industry. He has been supporting and building the movement in the Hmong arts and music community for many years. He owns and operates Luxe Event Planning and Decor and TheRiceChannel where he continues to push limits and give a platform for all walks of life. PeteyRock also holds his Bachelors in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University.
Zong Pha Xiong is a singer and songwriter with over 15 years of experience. He is a veteran of the US army and won first place in 2015 in Operation rising stars, a military version of American Idol. He has released countless hit singles and has worked with some of the most prestigious artists in the Hmong music industry.
RZMY (Rosemary) is a singer, song-composer, and vocal coach. She’s been classically and jazz trained through concert and ensemble choirs in high school to college. RZMY strives to pursue her music career through creating and sharing her craft through connecting & healing.
Maiyia Vwj is a Hmong American singer/songwriter/musician from Fresno, California. Her music is a fusion of acoustic, soul, and pop. She started singing at the age of 8 years old and became a musician when she picked up the guitar at 13 years old. She has been composing and writing her own music since the age of 16. She has released 2 albums and is working on her 3rd album. She is actively working on music videos and releasing singles for her YouTube channel.