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IT’S NOT EVERY DAY THAT FANS AT A MUSIC FESTIVAL GO WILD FOR A POET, BUT HUNGARY’S SZIGET FESTIVAL CHEERED ON MONDAY WHEN WORLD CHAMPION SLAM POET EMI MAHMOUD BELTED OUT A MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES. Emi, 25, is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. She came on stage wearing a white dress and a blue turban before launching into one of her poems: “2 a.m”. “Wow, strong words, I got goosebumps,” said Alex, 24, a marketing student from Germany, after her performance on the main stage at the festival on a night when UK acts Catfish and the Bottlemen and Florence and the Machine also played. “We could use more like her all round,” said Tamas, 32, a project coordinator from Hungary. Full story

19 August