I was browsing threads and I haven't found anything about this kind of music. Yes, there was something about music from Hawaii or Asia but I mean something different of that...
Folk music for most of users may resemble with American country music, do I see? But I live in Europe and people understand folk music in different way here. For people in Europe folk music and ethno and world are almost the same definitions.
Folk is music made by ordinary people. They weren't popular artists. The songs weren't written. They were passed on by oral, do you see (I still learn English, I can't sometimes write what I mean)?
Folk, traditional, ethno and world music is strictly connected with a village tradition. People used to sing when they were working in field for example. People used to sing during weddings, funerals, rituals etc.
People don't sing today as often as they sang once upon a time. It's not good. It was beautiful tradition, the songs connected people. There are bands which want to revive and remind the songs today, but the tradition is still disappearing.
I'm going to show you some of traditional songs.
First song, 'Zoriuszka' is from Siberia, Russia. This song tells about a girl who must leave her village, bacause she's going to get married. 'Zoriuszka' is a 'sunny' in Russian. This song was sung in the wedding's morning.
Second song is "Letila zozula czerez moju chatu" ('The cuckoo was flying across my cottage'). The sad song tells about a girl who fell in love which na Cossack who is married and has children.
Third song is from Serbia. This is 'Rasti, rasti, moj zeleni bore' ('Grow, grow, my green pine'). It tells about the beauty of a nature.
And the last song in this post is a mix of tradtional melody and lyrics and electro arrangement. It is 'Iszol brat' ('The brother was going/was walking'). The song tells about a boy who was walking with his sister through a forrest and the girl drowned. It tells also about mysterious ceratures from Slavic tradition - when a nature is a witness of everything.
I'm going to show you next songs. I hople you enjoy them.