Gloria Estefan, "Mi Tierra"...the beautiful music of Cuba and the lyrics of lament and yearnings of those (BOTH sides of my family) who had to leave it for a better life because of Castro and his communist agenda. Beautiful and heartbreaking.
Many Russians fleeing the oppressive Soviet Union fled to the United States. A large number of these refugees resettled in Cleveland, Ohio. Listen to this Russian folk song "Korobushka," popularized worldwide by the video game Tetris. For more about refugees in Cleveland, see http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/music-celebrating-refugees