Here's a suprising musical collaboration if ever there was one... Britpop veteran and part-time Gorilla(z) Damon Albarn is to join forces with Chinese theatre director Chen Shi-Zheng.
They are going to write music for a circus performace called 'Monkey: Journey to the West' - based on the traditional Chinese story.
No word yet on whether the new production will bear any similarities to the 70s Japanese tv series 'Monkey' that popularised the story in the UK.
Full story here: http://www.nme.com/news/blur/24213
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