Gonzaga Gaúcho - Corta Jaca

Gaúcho or Corta Jaca is the Brazilian tango (maxixe) composed by Chiquinha Gonzaga, her most recorded song. It was a song from the burlesque operetta Zizinha Maxixe first staget in 1895. The original title being Gaucho, the song had the subtitle Dança do Corta-jaca. Eventually Corta jaca had become the best known titile of the song. The dance in question is a Brazilian traditional dance, characterized by energetic individual spins, gymnastic moves, and percussive footwork. The expression "corta jaca" literally means "cut the jackfruit" and has a sexual innuendo, seen in the number Gaúcho itself. The song caused a minor scandal when the Second Lady of Brazil, Nair de Teffé, performed in on guitar in public in 1914.
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Gonzaga Gaucho



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