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World Refugee Day celebration is a showcase for the displaced

World Refugee Day celebration is a showcase for the displaced

When Sokoja Kondorka reflects on the violence and death he saw in his home of Darfur, Sudan, he struggles to articulate it. "You never think that a hundred people are all dead in front of your eyes," he said. "If that's your village and people have been kidnapped from your village … you cannot describe that to any person." Today, Kondorka lives in Northeast Baltimore, the city he resettled to 10 months ago after years in a refugee camp and a long journey through Chad, Libya and Egypt. Though he left so much behind, he'll represent his culture Saturday as one of about 15 refugees — plus Baltimore beat boxer Shodekeh — performing in a...

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