Ladysmith Black Mambazo interviewYou know them from 'The Lion King' soundtrack, but Nelson Mandela once called them "South Africa's cultural ambassadors." Since then, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has continued to take Mandela's message of peace and spread it around the world.

For an a cappella group that began in 1973 and won three Grammys, Ladysmith's voice is still resilient and timeless. Original member Albert Mazibuko tells PopEater the group strives to sing to more generations to come, especially with new album 'Songs from a Zulu Farm' on the way.

What did it mean to you when Nelson Mandela referred to you as cultural ambassadors of your nation?
This was the highest honor for us. To be singled out by Nelson Mandela told us that we needed to look at ourselves, as a group, differently. We truly represented our nation and had to continuously understand that responsibility.