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The Skylarks (South African vocal group)

The Skylarks were an all-woman South African band of the 1950s, founded by Miriam Makeba. At one time they were the most popular black singing band in the country. They also recorded and played as The Sunbeams.[1] They played a blend of South African music and jazz.[2]


  1. ^ Meintjes, Louise (15 January 2003). Sound of Africa!: Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio. Duke University Press. p. 54. ISBN 9780822384632. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ Lentz, Harris M. (17 April 2009). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2008: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 275. ISBN 9780786453849. Retrieved 9 September 2017.