Would you like to make your event an experience? How about adding a bit of glitz, gorgeous dancers and live music to make a party the best one around? Samba school Império do Papagaio is the largest samba school in Finland, and our samba show is the best in town!

Império do Papagaio’s performers bring carnival cheer to a variety of events all year round. We’ve been performing at business events, private parties and public events since we were founded. Whether it’s an invigorating samba parade, energetic Rio-style samba show or a teaching session for your audience, Papagaio creates the best show just for you!

We are the only samba group in the Helsinki area to perform with our own percussionists and musicians, the only one to offer true live samba experience. We perform in business events, birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, trade fairs and public events. Império do Papagaio’s performing group has made a name for itself outside Finland over the years by performing at festivals, parties and carnivals around the globe.

Show sets
A full-length samba show has parts with skilful passistas (solo dancers in sequin bikini costumes and feather head-dresses), dancers in carnival beautiful costumes and twirling baianas in big dresses. And as the crown jewel, Papagaio’s bateria brings live music to make your event that much more special. A samba show is nothing without a live bateria, the heart of the samba school.

What would you like? The group size, show time, elements, everything are agreed according to your wishes. Small group or a whole samba parade? Or little bit of both? Or something different? Contact us and let’s design the best show for your event together!

Example show times
We offer multiple options but the most popular length of one set is 15-25 minutes. Most often, we have one or two sets per show.

Book us, and you will support the living arts, performance culture, Finnish samba culture, Helsinki city culture, our members’ samba community and the annual Helsinki Samba Carnaval event. Get a quote and support both arts and sports at the same time!

Gig contact
p. 010 850 4770/Jonna Grönbärj

Prices with 010 number:

  • landline 8.35 cents/call + 6.00 cents/min.
  • mobile phone 8.35 cents/call + 17.17 cents/min.