one of my very best friends is polish, i have been wanting to go so bad. :) every time she goes there or near by she brings me back a matryoshka. love them. & love everything about this post :D
Add Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares to the list! :) They sing the traditional songs of Eastern Europe, with their unique vocal techniques, odd rhythms and dissonant harmonies, to make music that is otherwordly, powerful and hauntingly beautiful. Listen to samples here: http://themysteryofthebulgarianvoices.com/SOUNDNAILS.html
Thanks for the link Sierra Pelona! They're amazing!