Madonna joins in the stream of celebrities visiting Cuba

Guests of US performer Madonna arrive to a restaurant where she is celebrating her 58th birthday in Havana, Cuba,Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
US performer Madonsa arrives aboard a classic american car to a restaurant where she is celebrating her 58th birthday in Havana, Cuba,Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
US performer Madonna rides in a classic American car on the way into a landmark private restaurant for a party in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. Madonna is on a private visit to Cuba to celebrate her 58th birthday. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
US performer Madonna, seen riding in the back seat of a classic american car arrives at t restaurant where she is celebrating her 58th birthday in Havana, Cuba,Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
US performer Madonna, left, disembarks from a classic american car at her arrival to a restaurant where she is celebrating her 58th birthday in Havana, Cuba,Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
People wait to get a glimpse of US performer Madonna as she arrives to a restaurant where she is celebrating her 58th birthday in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

HAVANA — Madonna is the latest celebrity to visit Cuba, dancing in a restaurant for her birthday and touring Havana with her family and friends.

The singer arrived in Havana on Monday. Excited crowds have gathered outside the hotel where she is staying in historic Old Havana, but have caught few glimpses of the 58-year-old star.

Fan Taimi Estrada Joba says she hopes to see Madonna perform a concert in Cuba someday. In her words, "We are very happy she came."

A string of U.S. celebrities has visited Havana as part of a boom in tourism set off by the declaration of detente with the U.S. in December 2014. Cuban state media posted enthusiastic reports about Madonna's visit and the Foreign Ministry sent a string of tweets welcoming her.

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