AIR Series 99: Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos
Shakuhachi Roots Pilgrimage | Saturday, December 5, 2015
Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos has been leading trips to Japan to explore the history and mystery of the Japanese bamboo flute known as the shakuhachi since 2002. The Shakuhachi Roots Pilgrimage is the most unique and exciting journey of its kind dedicated to deepening one’s relationship with Japanese music, Japan, nature, and oneself. For those who don’t practice shakuhachi, this narrative is a source of great inspiration and fascination to those interested in the symbiotic relationship between the East and West.
Alcvin is one of the leading teachers and performers of the shakuhachi outside of Japan. With over 20 years experience in studying shakuhachi and Japanese arts and culture, Alcvin places importance not only on playing shakuhachi, but also on experiencing the beauties of Japanese culture first hand within Japan; as well as experiencing the entire process of making one’s own, individual shakuhachi from harvesting to finished flute. Travel and being in contact with a culture different than one’s own can me deeply transformative, and combined with the learning music, it is a great source of inspiration and delight. The great multi-faceted beauty that is Japan is what keeps Alcvin inspired play shakuhachi and continue to manifest transformative experiences like the Shakuhachi Roots Pilgrimage. You can read more about Alcvin, his music, and his trips at: http://alcvin.ca/