One of the greats of the style.
This is from a Facebook obit.
Star Rigo Bamundele is dead.
Rigobert Bamundele, otherwise known as Rigo Star, was a Congolese composer and guitarist from Soukous born in 1955. He has collaborated with prominent DRC music heavyweights including Kanda Bongoman, Papa Wemba, Josky(Jotongo), Koffi(The bomb explodes), Madillu(exploration) and most importantly Mbilia Bel( irony, yalowa etc). Rumour has it he married Mbilia temporarily in the 1990s. He resided in Paris (Ile-de-Paris) until his death yesterday, October 26, 2023.
He also played on Paul Simon’s Rhythm Of The Saints.