Los Tigres del Norte is a Mexican-American band that has been making music since the 1960s. Their songs are often about the real-life struggle of Latin Americans. On Cinco de Mayo, my friend Mondo introduced me to a song called "Jaula de Oro" or The Golden Cage, which tells a familiar story about a father who moves illegally to America from Mexico to seek a better life for his family, but struggles under a system that isolates him from society and his family. It is folk music in the best sense of the word, telling a story of a real person with a real struggle that is emblematic of a larger struggle. Here's the song, followed by an English translation of the lyrics. Viva Los Tigres del Norte (Tigers of the North)!