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The ability to attract others through personal magnetism and charm.

[Spanish dialectal, charm, from Spanish, ghost, from Old Spanish, owner, proprietor, from duen de (casa), lord of (a house) : duen, lord (from Latin dominus; see dem- in Indo-European roots) + de, of (from Latin ; see de-).]


inspiration or passion, esp associated with flamenco
[C20: Spanish, spirit]


(ˈdwɛn dɛ)

n. Spanish.
charm; magnetism.
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En el duende demonico esta en juego el juego y su conjugacion vital (ludus vitalis) y, por supuesto, mortal.
With Lucy, we find ourselves not only affected by but also implicated by the pain and darkness that power these poems in a way that can only be described as the duende. The concept of duende, which translates literally as "ghost" or "goblin," refers to a quality of inspiration, passion, or spirit.
A leading production house known for its unique global art and cultural events, Navrasa Duende will host the second edition of its successful movie festival from June 15 to 17, 2018 at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.
By creating this world where black boys can essentially be free, you turn death into a type of joy (for me this is one of the many definitions of duende).
The performance will bring us face-to-face with Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, with the dancing feet of the El Duende School of Dance with choreography by Philippa Stylianoude.
The result is that over time the duende (1) quietly slips out the back door of the studio.
This self-titled debut album of Latin music trio duende libre (Alex Chasey on piano and keyboards, Farko Dosumov providing electric bass and voice, and Jeff "Bongo" Busch on drums and percussion) is a liberating mix of creativity, community, and collective expression.
'Alborada del Gracioso' is infused with Spanish rhythms evoking castanets, Flamenco footwork, repeated notes from a guitar and dancers in a trance touched by duende, that mysterious, magical source of inspiration touching Flamenco performers and bringing them to phenomenal levels of performance and that will inspire an ole from the spectator.
James Syhabout at Commis, Tanya Holland from Brown Sugar Kitchen, Paul Canales from Duende ...