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South Africa's cultural ambassadors

Updated 7:56 AM ET, Tue February 28, 2012
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo are a South African singing group, world-renowned for their vocal harmonies and Zulu dance moves. Getty Images
The band's international breakthrough came in 1986, when American singer Paul Simon (right) featured them on his multi-million selling album" Graceland. Getty Images
Joseph Shabalala founded Ladysmith Black Mambazo in the early 1960s -- to this day, he is the one of the two remaining original members of the group. Getty Images
Shabalala with Colombian singer Shakira on the eve of the 2010 football world cup final in South Africa. AFP/Getty Images
Ladysmith Black Mambazo perform Paul Simon's "Under African Skies" in 2008 in New York City. Getty Images
Ladysmith Black Mambazo perform during the closing ceremony of the 2010 football world cup in South Africa. Getty Images
Singer Andrea Corr and Shabalala during rehearsals prior to the 46664 concert on November 27, 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa. Getty Images
Ladysmith Black Mambazo perform at the MTN Onkweni Royal festival in Ulundi, some 300 kilometers north of Durban on December 27, 2008. AFP/Getty Images