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People attend a concert as part of events marking the 15th anniversary of the U.S. arrest of five Cuban agents in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. A Cuban singer's unusually bold lyrics at the nationally televised concert are the talk of Havana.  Robertico Carcasses performed at the concert, singing of his wish for more freedom of information, direct presidential elections and an end to a "self-blockade" in Cuba. (AP Photo/Cubadebate, Ismael Francisco)
People attend a concert as part of events marking the 15th anniversary of the U.S. arrest of five Cuban agents in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. A Cuban singer's unusually bold lyrics at the nationally televised concert are the talk of Havana. Robertico Carcasses performed at the concert, singing of his wish for more freedom of information, direct presidential elections and an end to a "self-blockade" in Cuba. (AP Photo/Cubadebate, Ismael Francisco)
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(AP) Famed Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodriguez says authorities have reversed their decision to bar another singer from performing in state-run venues because of his bold lyrics at a concert last week.


Rodriguez writes on his blog that Culture Ministry officials met Tuesday with Robertico Carcasses. He reports that the conversation was positive and they rescinded the sanction.


Carcasses said Monday via Facebook that the performance ban had been imposed for an indefinite period. It came after a nationally televised concert where he sang of his desire for a direct presidential vote.


Carcasses could not immediately be reached by phone at his home Wednesday.


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