Taiska or Hannele Aulikki Kauppinen, née Suominen (born June 9, 1955 in Imatra) is a Finnish singer[1][2][3] of popular music. She is mostly known for her evergreen hit, "Mombasa" (1975), originally by Italian composer Fabio Frizzi.[4][5][6] She married Pekka Kauppinen in 1984, bore him a son named Elias, and divorced in 1990.[7]

Taiska
Taiska 2007.jpg
Born1955
Imatra
Issue
Elias Kauppinen

World Popular Song FestivalEdit

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

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Mombasa (1976)
  • Taiska (1978)
  • Villi vapaudenkaipuu (1980)
  • Oma tie (1981)
  • 20 suosikkia – Mombasa (1996)
  • 20 suosikkia – Rannalla (2000)
  • Matkalla (2005)
  • Taiska – Hitit (2011)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Billboard (1979). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ Rantala, Juha: Ilmiöitä: Suomipopin tähdenlentoja. Tampere: Pop-lehti, 2006. ISBN 952-5546-24-1.
  3. ^ Post, EJ (March 20, 2011). "Elämä jatkuu – sävelet soivat". Pohjolan Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved March 31, 2011.
  4. ^ Mombasa; Taiska discography; accessed October 2015
  5. ^ L'Espresso (2003). "...(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".
  6. ^ Levyarviot: KOKOELMA - Menolippu Mombasaan
  7. ^ Taiska (biografija), IMDb