Why Duende?


Duende by Madam ZoZo is inspiration for creative travellers and travelling creatives; a blog sharing vibrant imagery and intriguing insights from around the globe.

Duende is a Spanish word with no direct English translation. It is soul and inspiration, which has the inexplicable power to evoke an emotional response. It is the thing that makes the hairs on your arms stand up, the chills run down your spine, and could make you smile or maybe even cry. As the great 19th century literary figure, Goethe, once describe it: “A mysterious force that everyone feels and no philosopher has explained.”

Image: The Flamenco Dancers Fan by Patrick McDonald via Flickr. Additional editing by Madam Zozo.