Popular Cuban dance band Primo Cubano will return to Billy’s Tavern Friday, June 14, to benefit the Amazon Pueblo project and raise money for this Rockland-based, nonprofit organization. The evening will kick off at 7 p.m. with music and raffles to follow. There will be a $10 suggested donation at the door. Founded in 2012 by local residents, the Amazon Pueblo project’s mission is to help the indigenous community of La Libertad, Amazonas, Colombia, enhance dignity and quality of life by promoting sustainable practices with business, food and water.

In addition to fabulous music and dancing, the evening also will offer a number of opportunities to bid on raffle prizes from the Amazon including exclusive Colombian coffee; cut and un-cut Colombian emeralds and jewelry; and handcrafts made from indigenous natural materials. Also in the raffle will be an authentic, working Amazonian blowgun made by a shaman of the Yagua tribe from the village. This tool is still used by tribal members to hunt in the rainforest.

Billy’s Tavern is located downtown, just off Beechwood Street behind the main business block. For more information on this event, call 593-2988. For more information on the Amazon Pueblo project, visit amazonpueblo.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.