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Cuban Singer "Salsa Doctor" To Perform In Miami

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A Cuban singer who lived in the U.S. for several years after being banned from Cuban airwaves is back in Miami for a performance in Little Havana.

Manuel Gonzalez — also known as the "Salsa Doctor" — will sing again on Friday.

Gonzalez is perhaps most famous for his song "The Bridge." In the piece, he croons about creating a bridge between Miami and Havana.

The singer fled Cuba in 2001 after he was banned from Cuban airwaves. He settled in Miami but last year returned to live in Cuba permanently, opting to be in the country that most inspires him, though he is still rarely able to perform.

Gonzalez is now recording a new album and completed a brief tour in Europe. He plans to return to Cuba in the near future.

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