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Title: Pilón  
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Subject: Music of Colombia, Pacho Alonso
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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.

It was named for the town of Pilón, on the southern coast of Cuba.

See also

External links

  • The Pilón in French

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