The spirit of Flamenco can be found in art, music, sport, literature, and all areas of public life. At the heart of its power is a mysterious force known as “Duende.” This force has been most eloquently described not by a musician or choreographer, but by Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, who described Duende as the “mysterious power which everyone senses and no philosopher explains’ is, in sum, the spirit of the earth.”

Using Flamenco Nuevo, and also referencing classical poets and contemporary artists, Encore Tour Manager Sonia Beck discusses the history and essential elements of Flamenco, before examining how Duende can be felt in other art forms around the world.

Watch Encore Live: Flamenco and What Follows

We hope that you have been enjoying our Encore Live series, and we encourage all viewers to let us know if there are any other topics you would like to see covered. We also hope you will join us on Wednesday, August 26th for Encore Live: The Peculiar Case of Haydn’s Head, hosted by Tour Manager Peter Ede!

If you missed our previous event, Encore Live: Ireland – A Musical Rebellion, we hope you will watch last week’s recording. We have several Encore Live events lined up in the weeks ahead, so please make sure to register to receive updates about upcoming events!


We are committed to providing musicians with resources that will make their lives easier and more enjoyable during these difficult times, so please email encoretours@acis.com with any questions or suggestions.

Contact the Encore Tours team with any questions or concerns about taking your musical ensemble to new places!

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