"No Dollars in Duende"

On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

by Melissa Ann Sweat

22 September 2017

Photo: George Duchannes (courtesy of Melissa Ann Sweat) 

I’m just beginning to explore this concept of duende both in art and mythology, but I feel throughout my being that this essence/ spirit/ possession has been with me all the while in the making of my art and music. I realize, now, that it’s also embodied by so many of my favorite musicians.

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