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Coronavirus Canceled Their Tour, But This Kansas City Duo Is Still Excited To Release New Music

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A black-and-white photo of Jade Green and Xavier, the musicians behind Kansas City hip-hop group the Black Creatures.
Dominick Williams
The Black Creatures
The Black Creatures began with a set of collaborations between Kansas City musicians Jade Green, pictured left, and Xavier.

An eclectic album has emerged from the Black Creatures' COVID-19 hunker-down routine.

The COVID-19 pandemic put The Black Creatures' plans for a tour on hold, but it gave the Kansas City duo more time to focus on a new album, called "Wild Echoes." The collection explores ideas and issues highly relevant to the social movements now gripping the U.S.

The Black Creatures are hosting album release parties at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29 at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St., Kansas City, Missouri 64102. For tickets and more information, visit

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