Cuban salsa star Isaac Delgado has moved to Tampa, Florida, with his family and is working on a new album, his publicist said Friday.
Delgado, 44, one of the most successful Cuban salsa musicians of his generation, arrived in Florida last month and quickly signed with the William Morris Agency in Miami. He will release an album through Univision Music Group's La Calle Records this spring, said Miami-based publicist Adolfo Fernandez.
William Morris confirmed that Delgado was a client but referred all questions to Fernandez.
Unlike other celebrities who have defected in recent years, Delgado has stayed away from the limelight.
"He's working hard on his first single. He wants to make sure his album comes out as soon as possible _ this spring," Fernandez said. "When he's ready, he'll talk to the press."
Delgado's album will be produced by Latin Grammy winner Sergio George, who has produced works for top Hispanic musicians such as Tito Puente, Marc Anthony, Jerry Rivera and the group Bacilos, Fernandez said.
He added that Delgado, his wife and their children chose Tampa over Miami _ where the majority of Florida's Cuban exiles reside _ because his wife's family is there.
Miami-based salsa musician Marcos Domenech, 29, who left Cuba four years ago, said he was surprised and happy to run into his fellow musician at a recent party.
"He's going to have a lot of support here," Domenech said. "Everyone is rooting for him and will want to come out to see him when he plays."