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The songs in this collection are written and performed by the coffee farmers of the Peace Kawomera (Delicious Peace) Fair Trade cooperative in Mbale, Uganda. Jewish, Christian, and Muslim farmers work together to overcome generations of conflict and poverty. Village guitar groups and women's choirs sing to stress the transformative impact of Fair Trade prices and to encourage their neighbors to join the coffee cooperative. Accompanied with xylophone, drums, and other traditional instruments, these farmers sing of the benefits of interfaith cooperation and, through music, teach new cooperative members how to produce great coffee. J. J. Keki, the founder of the cooperative, says: "Use whatever you have to create peace! If you have music, use your music to create peace. For us, we have coffee. We are using coffee to bring peace to the world."

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1) The Benefits of Coffee Akuseka Takuwa Kongo Group (4:23)
2) The People of Uganda Balitwegomba Choir (4:07)
3) Get Up and Grow Coffee! J.J. Keki and the Peace Kawomera Band (3:34)
4) Hit the Jerrycan! Integrated Rural Development Support Programs Choir (5:26)
5) In Uganda Everyone Grows Coffee Mbiko Aisa Farmers Group (4:18)
6) Let Us Continue Farming Kasimu Namanyala and Paul Mugoya (5:26)
7) Construct a Processing Factory Gumutindo Quality Choir (1:49)
8) My Beautiful Wife Come Back and We'll Grow Coffee Peace Kawomera Jazz Band (5:13)
9) Poverty Is An Obstacle to a Good Marriage Masanda Group (2:22)
10) Let All Religions Come Together Akuseka Takuwa Congo Group (5:12)
11) Salaam Alaikum Balitwegomba Choir (3:26)
12) In Nangolo We Are All Fired Up J.J. Keki and Peace Kawomera Jazz Band (3:55)
13) If You Are Stuck in Tradition Change Will Not Wait for You Gumutindo Women's Group (2:00)
14) The Bagisu People Have Brought Vanilla and Coffee Matale Mirembe Vanilla Group (2:27)
15) Educate Our Children Balitwegomba Choir (4:10)
16) We Have Improved Our Economic Status Mbiko Aisa Farmers Group (4:29

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