The word son (literally meaning 'sound' in Spanish) has also come to be used for other traditional rural musical styles of Spanish-speaking countries. For example, in Cuba the Son Cubano in Mexico the Son Jarocho of Veracruz and the Son Huasteco of the Sierra Huasteca constitute distinct popular musical styles.


Anglicized pronunciation: clah-vay
Clave is a Spanish word meaning 'code,' 'key,' as in key to a mystery or puzzle, or 'keystone,' the wedge-shaped stone in the center of an arch that ties the other stones together. Clave is also the name of the patterns played on claves; two hardwood sticks used in Afro-Cuban music ensembles

Carlos Navae & Son Clave (previously known as "Clave Latina") was formed in 2005. Beginning as a Salsa band, Son Clave have now grown to include a broad repertoire of rumba, salsa, cumbia, merengue and cha cha cha. They have been evolving and growing in the music scene in Wellington ever since, performing many shows and making many appearances, discovering new sounds and styles. Years of experience has lead to a fusion of latin beats with a distinctive Kiwi feel, resulting in Son Clave's unique sound. Son Clave is composed of talented musicians from diverse backgrounds, all with one goal: to fuse a piece of latin america with Aotearoa and the world.

SummerHummer with Frankie Stevens 2006
Jambalaya Festival of Dance (Rotorua) 2006
NZ Pacific Salsa Congress 2007
Botanical Gardens SummerCity 2007
Botanical Gardens summer City2008
NZ Pacific Salsa Congress 2008
Jackson St Festival 2008
NZ Pacific Salsa Congress 2009
Newtown Festival 2009
Cuba Street Carnival 2009
Jackson St Festival 2009
NZ Pacific Salsa Congress 2010
Newtown Festival 2010
Latin Fest 2010