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Violinist Joshua Bell joins US cultural mission to Cuba following President Barack Obama's visit to the country last month, signifying a thaw in diplomatic relations. The delegation also includes writers, artists and musicians and aims to ‘advance deeper cooperation around the common bonds of our heritages.' Participants includie - theatre director and choreographer Martha Clarke, playwright John Guare, ballet company director Lourdes Lopez, soprano Larisa Martinez, and singer-songwriters Dave Matthews, Smokey Robinson and Usher.

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