Alina Simone performing at The World studio
Singer Alina Simone was born in Ukraine.
She moved to the U-S before she was two.
Her parents were political refugees who fled what was then the Soviet Union.
Simone grew up here -- not knowing much about Ukraine or Russia.
But Simone's been on a quest to find out more about her roots.
That's led her to release a new album of songs by a Russian rock icon.
The album is called "Everyone is Crying Out to Me, Beware."
Alina Simone and Global Hit producer April Peavey (right)