Poulima Salima

Composer

Poulima Salima hails from the villages of Safotu, Faletagaloa-Safune, Savai’i, and Faleasi’u, Upolu, Samoa. He has composed numerous scores for theatre, film, musicals, art exhibitions, choreographed dance, animated games and opera. In 2005, he graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) specialising in Composition, and his dissertation was based on Wagner’s epic The Ring of Nibelung. In 2011, Poulima was music composer for New Zealand’s first professional Pacific musical The Factory. For the 2014 Australia tour, The Arts Centre Gold Coast was quoted thus: “a soundtrack written by Poulima Salima of the most heartfelt music to come from across the Tasman”. The Factory was a headlining show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and 2019 saw the sold-out premiere of Alofagia: Le Opera which he composed and conducted including the music for string orchestra, and songs for Sol3 Mio. He is mentored by renowned maestro Gary Daverne ONZM.

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