I've been resting, still slowly improving slowly from that med reaction and just checking my email, when my online National Geographic newsletter arrived with this wonderful site of vids and music from all over the world. I'm featuring a special one from Norway/Sweden, but click on the links above to find music from all over the world.
I gave this link to an online friend from Finland who directed me to a site describing the music in the video in this way. This poetic song tradition, sung in an unusual, archaic trochaic tetrametre, had been part of the oral tradition among speakers of Balto-Finnic languages for two thousand years.
She also offered to translate the video for me since they're singing in Finnish. When I get that, I'll post it either here or in a separate blog. Another reason I find the internet so wonderful.
I also found a video from Africa that entranced me! I don't know anybody in Africa, but if you do, pass it on.