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Império do Papagaio is the winner of this year's samba parade competition

Helsinki Samba Carnaval attracted tens of thousands of people on the streets of Helsinki despite the rain and gray weather. Four samba schools from different parts of Finland competed in the Finnish championships and two schools were in the parade just for fun.

The competition was extremely close this year. The winning school, Helsinki based Império do Papagaio, won with an unconventional theme, punk. With safety pins, mohawks and neon colors they impressed the judges as well as the audience. Tampere based União da Roseira came very close second with only 0,1 points in difference. Their theme was about memories and their samba school idol Mocidade.

Congratulations to all participating schools! The Finnish samba community showed yet again a glimpse of Rio in the middle of Helsinki.


1. Império do Papagaio, 109.22 points
2. União da Roseira, 109.12 points
3. Samba el Gambo, 107.53 points
4. Samba Maracanã, 107.25 points

Helsinki Samba Carnaval has won in the Helen's urban event competition

Helsinki Samba Carnaval has won a 3000 € grant in a campaign for the most positive and energizing event in the world! The energy company Helen describes that the active social media presence and the amount of likes on the campaign site impressed the jury! Thank you everyone who liked and shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and thank you Helen and Basso radio for this opportunity!

Basso is also going to make a video reportage of the Helsinki Samba Carnaval-event so stay tuned!

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