Definitions for "Claves"
Instrument; Percussion. A pair of hardwood, cylindrical sticks which can be used to play clave rhythms (sr)
Two strikers of resonant wood used less frequently in salsa than in earlier Cuban music. The claves player usually plays the basic clave pattern (q.v.), which is normally implied rather than stated by modern bands. Many variants of claves exist throughout Latin America.
a percussion instrument consisting of two round sticks of hardwood , one being struck against the other