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.

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Music awardsBeny Moré Award
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National anthemLa Bayamesa
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It was named for the town of Pilón, on the southern coast of Cuba.

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