[History of Cuban Musical Instruments] Claves: Folk Instruments
The claves is a musical instrument of Cuban origin. A type of clapper that produces sound by striking two hard cylindrical pieces of wood together. It is an instrument that often appears as a dance rhythm instrument in Latin America. It is an essential instrument for Cuban music, especially son, and is also used in salsa. It is said that it was born as a musical instrument in the modern era and spread widely thereafter.