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In the '50s in El Barrio, pachanga, mambo, rumba, cha-cha-chá, and, above all, guajira and son montuno are the preferred rhythms. On Friday nights at The Palladium, the best orquestas, like Tito Puente's, Jack Costanzo's, and Joe Quijano's, keep the atmosphere hot as Machito, Cugat, and Bauzá did before them. Afro-Cuban rhythms had been finding a place in jazz and it was in the '40s and '50s when things gathered momentum, and that Latin thing that would explode later and be known commercially as "salsa" began to emerge, although there was a gap between those first pioneers and the new generation for whom boogaloo was king. Boogaloo has deep roots in Afro-rhythms, soul, and rhythm 'n' blues.