Pilón is a Cuban musical form and a popular dance created in the 1950s. Its creation is often attributed to bandleader and singer Pacho Alonso. The rhythms of Pilón are based on the motions of pounding sugarcane.
|Music of Cuba|
|Media and performance|
|Music awards||Beny Moré Award|
|Nationalistic and patriotic songs|
|National anthem||La Bayamesa|
It was named for the town of Pilón, on the southern coast of Cuba.