Welcome to Império do Papagaio!


G.R.E.S. Império do Papagaio is a traditional samba school established in Helsinki in 1989. We offer classes in genuine Brazilian samba, in both dance and percussion, for all ages and levels. The first class is free for newcomers, so come and try samba! In addition to this, our vibrant samba community performs at various events and parties, offers workshops and enjoys spending time together at our samba cave in Töölö, Helsinki. Our autumn season begins on Monday August 15th, 2022 and ends on Sunday December 11th, 2022.

Or are you interested in adding a memorable experience to your event? Papagaio is the largest samba school in Finland and our samba shows are second to none. We are the only samba group to offer live music within the Helsinki metropolitan area.

Papagaio timetable spring 2023