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'Refugees Got Talent' showcases Syrian performers in Egypt

The UNHCR hosted a talent show for refugees in Alexandria, offering displaced Syrians and others a rare chance to perform onstage.
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ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — On July 9, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Alexandria celebrated World Refugee Day in coordination with the Arts School - Bibliotheca Alexandrina by organizing a show called "Refugees Got Talent."

Al-Monitor attended the show, which lasted two hours and included performances from nine Syrian bands and two South Sudanese ones on a small stage set up in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The event was a showcase of the refugees’ talents and no awards were given out. The candidates were chosen during two rounds of auditions and got to perform on stage in front of an audience.

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