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Taiska or Hannele Kauppinen, née Suominen (born June 9, 1955 in Imatra) is a Finnish singer[1] of popular music. She is mostly known for her evergreen[clarification needed] hit, "Mombasa" (1975), originally by Italian composer Fabio Frizzi.[2]

World Popular Song Festival[edit]

In the World Popular Song Festival 1977, in Tokyo, Japan, she is represented Finland with a Finnish-languaged song (""Boogie Mies"), with a score of 56 points.


  1. ^ Post, EJ (March 20, 2011). "Elämä jatkuu – sävelet soivat". Pohjolan Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ Mombasa; Taiska discography; accessed October 2015