Mlambo, a primary schoolteacher in Durban, said they were able to qualify to compete in LA after winning the SA championships in Rustenburg, North West, in 2020.
Due to Covid-19, the group could not represent the country last year.
“The drive to enter even the SA championships was motivated by the fact that we have been doing well. People encouraged us to enter. We won against many groups from different provinces. We are going to sing six songs and we are going to make sure that people call for more.”
Kholwa Brothers, founded in 1990, have been touring the world since 2006.
They have performed in Brazil and Germany. In 2018 they toured New York, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Washington DC, New Jersey, Baltimore, North Carolina and Silver Springs, among other US states and cities.
Mlambo said the KwaZulu-Natal department sports, arts and culture had sponsored the trip and they are grateful for it.
Mlambo said wherever they perform people liken their music to that of Grammy Award-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
“We get excited because Mambazo is a group that we look up to. They have done well promoting the scathamiya sound to the world. We are happy that our music is likened to our idols. We really want to be successful like them and tour the world.”