Dyngus Day Songs is a place to discover new music to help celebrate the secular and non-secular aspects of this unique festive Polish Festival from the Polish American Bi-lingual point-of-view. It was created by David Musial, an Award-Winning Producer & Professor of Media Arts of Polish American Heritage. Memories of his youth starting music lessons at the age of 7 from a Polish Church Pipe Organist, and seeing the festival on the streets of his childhood, inspired him to eventually teach college students to guide the creation of new songs in his successful MusicTehc Kids® and MusicTech Teens® programs in his highly accoladed   SMART TRAX® INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Inc, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit School. Exciting new songs are now being created via private and group lessons at DyngusDaySongs.com
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Single-Album Release April 1, 2018... "Dyngus Day!" Creator- Prof. David Musial

The first song "WHAT DA HECK IS DYNGUS DAY", was composed in 2017, and is a zany, educational ​"​EDM/Hip Hop​-​Polka​"​ for the Next Generation of Polish Kids and beyond. It was inspired by the​ first​ Buffalo, NY Dyngus Day Parade​ of 2007. If you are not a kid, you might HATE this… please be open-minded! (Did your parents like the “Beatles” in 1964?)

This is a zany, educational EDM/Hip Hop/Polka for the Next Generation of Polish Kids and beyond inspired by the Buffalo, NY Dyngus Day Parade and created by award-winning Professor David Musial. If you are not a kid, you might HATE this… please be open minded! (Did your parents like the “Beatles” in 1964?)

The phrase “Everyone’s Polish On Dyngus Day” is tagged into the song with “Hoopla” chants David remembers from attending lots of Polish Weddings in Buffalo, NY in the 1960s & 1970s, entertained by amazing Polka Bands! Most of today’s kids are hooked on this style of music popular in video games, and Prof. Musial taught his“MusicTech Kids™” students to make it on iPhones & iPads in the incredibly advanced “GarageBand” program. He then enhanced it with the latest in Music Technology softsynths at his unique SkyRoom Studio complex perched high on top of a hi-rise in ​the ​beautiful Newport neighborhood, on the Hudson River Bank in downtown Jersey City, overlooking Manhattan and the NYC Harbor. They hope to have the 4 Jersey City MusicTech Kids join a dance troupe in the Western NY area to shoot a Music Video, in what is billed as the largest “Dyngus Day” Parade in the world in Buffalo, NY on April 1st, 2018! 100% of any proceeds will benefit the MusicTech Kids™ Scholarship and maybe a scholarship program in Buffalo as well!

Professor David Musial composed a song titled “The Zielinski Hip Hop Polka” for his best friend’s wedding “Robbie Zielinski” in 2007. They met on “Dyngus Day” in Buffalo a few years earlier and got married on “Dyngus Day”. In 2008 the couple performed it on a “float” in the Buffalo “Dyngus Day” parade! Fast-forward to Dyngus Day 4/18/2017, David noticed many photos of this parade and huge concert at the abandoned Central Train Terminal in Buffalo. A thought ran past his creative mind: “WHAT THE HECK REALLY IS DYNGUS DAY”.... other than guys squirting water at and hitting girls with “pussy willow” branches??? So David started searching the web and reading lots of stories. He discovered that his hometown of Buffalo, NY had the largest parade in America, and most likely the world! So naturally, David crafted lyrics from an educational point-of-view and created the basis of a potential song.

David is a master in Music & Video Technology, winning “Instructor-Of-The-Year” 4 times in the undergraduate Music Technology Program at New York University in the 1990’s. In 2012 the Bachelor’s Degree he founded & directed at Stevens Institute of Technology (across midtown Manhattan in Hoboken), placed #2 in the industry at “Best Colleges” rating program as “MOST INNOVATIVE CHANGING THE INDUSTRY”.  So Prof. Musial designed the “MusicTech Kids™” & “MusicTech Teens™” program, where he teaches college students to teach youngsters how to make Music & Videos on their Smart Phones & Tablets.

A few days later 9-year-old prodigy Rafal and his dad Darius Wolosz entered SkyRoom Studio for his scheduled lesson, and he played his newest creation Musial taught him to make on his iPhone in the “GarageBand” App… an Electronic Dance Music instrumental. David suddenly remembered that he is POLISH! Most of his “kids’ are hooked on Video Games and the “EDM” soundtracks, so it was a natural decision to make the first version of this song, mostly in this style. (Grand Parents and some parents HATE it, but hey… my parents hated the “Beatles”! LOL) As a professor who studied the Psychology of Music in the graduate program at the Juilliard School of Music, he clearly understands the changing styles of music over the times, so a Techno/EDM/Polka it is! Julia Poreda sings and plays the Sax, Rafal sings and plays the Trumpet, Maciej sings and played some keys and his 5-year-old sister Emilia sings in the choruses! Other versions are also in-the-works

The song was gradually recorded over a 9 month period, because the MusicTech Kids made many songs and music videos in this time frame. They help Carol Lester the “Bubble Queen™” as here Royal Bubble Pops™ giving educational musical theater shows for toddlers around the Statue of Liberty area. Sometime on huge concert stages. They filmed music videos on Skating Rinks, in Liberty State Park and even at the huge Castle in Central Park! Most recently Maciej & Rafal auditioned to sing for 22,000 people at a halftime show at Madison Square Garden! You can see samples on the  MusicTech Kids Youtube Channel on there is a very easy reference chart under the word “VIDEOS” on the website.

On Monday, April 1st, we plan to not only be on a FLOAT in the largest Dyngus Day Parade in the World, but we hope to perform the song (and others) on local TV & Radio Shows, and also at big parties all over the city after the parade. We hope through the assistance of Mrs. Bernadine Demike, who has taught hundreds and produced lots of theatrical events all over WNY on more for over 50+ years, to invite 15-20 young Polish Dancers to join us! On Tuesday April 2nd, we hope to give concerts and inspirational talks at primary schools in the Western NY State area and maybe even at a roller rink?

Professor David Musial was born to parents Art & Terry Musial of Polish descent in Buffalo, NY in 1960. They lived in a mostl  “Polish”  neighborhood near the downtown area. The family attended “Precious Blood” RC Church and David attended the primary parochial school and then attended Sts. Peter & Paul Middle School nearby. He was taught by Polish Felician Sisters. He began private music lessons with Jane Liskiewskevich, a Polish Pipe Organist. At the age of 10, David was hired FULL-TIME to play 10 masses a week, including the main Polish Choir Mass. David went on to later design the Television & Radio Production center for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, he produced a multitude of shows around Buffalo including the Bufflao Sabres Hockey Arena. The Bufflao News featured him and also titled one of his artists a "Teen Sensation", and eventually Musial won the prestigious “Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame” award.

David currently plays the organ & piano at the Our Lady of Czestochowa RC Church in Jersey City near the Statue of Liberty every Sunday. This is where he met the main singers. He also met the amazing soprano “Kasia Drucker”. He and Kasia just released the first album for his other venture PolishChristmasCarols.org In November 2017, Kasia introduced David to Isabella Laskowska, the president of the Polish Theatre Institute, USA based in NYC and she invited them to perform at the national headquarters for the Kosciuszko Foundation. They created a program titled “The Magic Of Polish Christmas” and gave 7 concerts around the NYC area in the Christmas 2017 season through January 2018. You can see some videos here.

This album will now be the inspiration for the kids who sang the “Dyngus Day” song, to record a full album of Polish Carols to benefit the MusicTech Kids Scholarship and the  Polish Felician Sisters who taught David as a kid!

David’s detailed BIO is available here…