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Sunday, March 28, 2021


A concert not to be missed is Human Rights Through Song, scheduled for May 15, 2021, in the auditorium at the Stable Theatre in Durban.

Raphael Vilakazi is collaborating with other opera singers to bring music lovers a concert titled Human Rights through Song at the Stable Theatre on May 15 2021, and the concert will start at 15h00. There will be a live stream of the concert on various social media platforms.

The concert is aimed at addressing issues of gender-based violence and child abuse through song, using opera music as a vehicle of delivering the message of “NO VIOLENCE TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN”.

Music has long been used as a medium to sensitise society about various issues and this concert is no exception, however, the focus and emphasis for the concert follow the theme of what has dominated much dialogue in the country lately; domestic violence, gender-based violence and child abuse. The creative concept for this project seeks to use music to sensitise our society about Human Rights, in particular the intention is to use our vocal abilities as opera singers to address the scourge of Gender Based Violence.

“A wide range of choral and opera music repertoire has been selected for this concert, and the cornerstone of our music repertoire are works composed by South African Composers, and we shall endeavour to ensure that the music is performed in our indigenous languages as an effort of uplifting and promoting our own mother tongue, which has been neglected a lot in choral and opera music,” says Vilakazi.

Human Rights through Song is a collaborative endeavour of a group of musicians with impeccable knowledge, and skills in choral and opera music genre. Among the soloists to look up to are Dorh Mfayela (soprano), Aubrey Pato (tenor), Khulekani Miya (baritone), Siphiwe Mkhatshwa (tenor), Phindile Cele (dramatic soprano), Raphael Vilakazi (baritone), and the accompanist is Mkhululi Ngcobo.

The Human Rights through Song project is conceptualised and produced by Raphael Vilakazi, and it is funded by the National Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Sport Arts and Culture, and this funding forms part of the Presidential Economic Stimulus Package (PESP).

Tickets for the concert are selling at R200 per ticket, and only 50 tickets are available to those who wish to be part of the audience in the auditorium of the Stable Theatre, and you can reserve your ticket by calling Raphael Vilakazi on 081 773 7386 or emailing him on

The Stable Theatre is situated at 115 Johannes Nkosi Street (formerly Alice Street), Durban.