I read an interesting article on cubanow.net interviewing Enid Rosales, one of the new wave of tres players in Cuba.
I just ran across a very interesting presentation on Tumba Francesa. It was given by Mirta Gomez at the beginning of the year for the Library of Congress. It was from the beginning of 2012 and I don't know how I missed it.
Arsenio Rodríguez is arguably one of the most influential composers and musicians of popular Cuban music, is being commemorated for his 100th birthday. Rodríguez had a quite varied life and lived in New York as well as Havana and was influenced greatly by both places. On top of that he kept true to his African influences as well.