Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos is one of the leading teachers and performers of the shakuhachi bamboo flute in North America. Born and trained in Japan in the classical zen shakuhachi tradition, Alcvin is a genre-bridging artist who is also a composer and multi-instrumentalist (shamisen, shinobue, taiko). Alcvin is also a recording artist with several CDs of traditional and contemporary music to his name. He has performed nationally and internationally, and has shared the stage with many distinguished musicians and artists of various disciplines including dance, theatre, painting, poetry, sculpture, and fashion. Alcvin lives on the Sunshine Coast of BC where he makes shakuhachi flutes, teaches, and gives shakuhachi meditation retreats at his home at the Bamboo-In Retreat Centre.
For more information about shakuhachi, shamisen, shakuhachi retreats, related Japanese music, and trips to Japan, visit Alcvin’s website at: www.alcvin.ca.