A Dutch Catholic missionary, Bernard van Der Boom arranged and directed this choir of about 70 Congolese schoolboys from the Kenge area in the mid 1960s. While I’m assuming that this sort of African chorus is something of a colonial relic, the hypnotic musical result certainly resonates with the charm and energy of youth. I’ve found very little in the way of actual biography for van Der Boom or Les Petits Chanteurs. Would love to get some more education here. Thanks to David H for lending me this excellent record. Year unknown. 320 vinyl rip by yours truly. Enjoy.