Mombasa (song)

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"Mombasa" is a song by the Finnish singer Taiska (Hannele Aulikki Kauppinen).[1] The song, named after the city in Kenya, was released in 1975 and it is Taiska’s most popular song.


Taiska in 2007

"Mombasa" was made in 1975. For this song, Taiska used the melody of a musical composition by Fabio Frizzi. This composition, named Ibo lele, was used in the Italian erotic film Amore libero - Free Love,[2] directed by Pier Ludovico Pavoni. Jyrki Lindström wrote the lyrics for "Mombasa".[3]

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ Billboard (1979). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ L'Espresso (2003). Izd. 6-9. „...(fratello dello showman Fabrizio) per una cantante finlandese, tale Taiska, «una delle poche eroine nel misero panorama del ... locali» e il brano è stato anche «ripreso nella colonna sonora di un film made in Suomi, "Menolippu Mombasa".
  3. ^ "Menolippu Mombasaan (2002) - Soundtracks". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-08-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Levyarviot: KOKOELMA - Menolippu Mombasaan - Soundtrack". Retrieved 2017-08-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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