Hear four Monkey opera tracks here

Damon Alburn and crew have made four tracks from the recently-released Monkey: Journey to the West opera available for free streaming online – and we’ve got the widget embedded here on our site.

Created by the team behind Gorillaz (Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn), Journey to the West is performed by both European and Chinese musicians and singers. The album is based on Monkey: Journey to the West, the opera which premiered at Manchester International Festival in 2007. With lyrics based on ancient Chinese texts and performed in Mandarin, the album has been recorded in London and Beijing over the last twelve months.

Monkey: Journey To The West sold out venues in Manchester, England, Paris, France and at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

If you like the sound of these four tracks, you can buy the album right here from Amazon, or from most online music services.

And here’s a YouTube promo clip, if you want some more:

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