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Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos is a professional shakuhachi teacher and performer. Born in Japan, Ramos has also lived in the United States and Canada. As of 2001, he resides in British Columbia, Canada where he is founder and director of the Bamboo-In Shakuhachi Retreat Centre.
Ramos studied shakuhachi in Japan under several teachers, including Kaoru Kakizakai, Teruo Furuya, Atsuya Okuda, Yoshinobu Taniguchi and more recently with Takashi Tokuyama. He received his shihan (master) license from Kaoru Kakizakai and Katsuya Yokoyama. Ramos received his Dai Shihan (grand master) title from Yoshinobu Taniguchi, taking the new name, "Ryuzen" (Dragon Meditation) making him the first Canadian and one of only a handful of non-Japanese to receive this esteemed honor. He also cites Watazumi Doso, teacher of Yokoyama, and his Dokyoku honkyoku repertoire as a strong influence.
In addition to teaching and performing, Ramos is a shakuhachi flute craftsman, specializing in the hocchiku variety of jinashikan (natural bore flutes, "without ji" or paste).
Ramos is married to the ceramic artist, Sandra Ramos.
- "Japanese Traditional Koto and Shakuhachi Music". Satomi Saeki (koto) & Alcvin Takegawa Ramos (shakuahchi). Oliver Sudden Productions Inc. 2005.
- "Ontophony". Mearingstone, Uzume Taiko, Alcvin Takegawa Ramos, & Duncan Miller. 2006.
- "Japanese Traditional Flute for Meditation ; Zen Shakuhachi Vol.1 ". Alcvin Takegawa Ramos Oliver Sudden Productions Inc. 2007.
- "Japanese Traditional Flute for Meditation ; Zen Shakuhachi Vol.2". Alcvin Takegawa Ramos. Oliver Sudden Productions Inc. 2008.
- "Japanese Bamboo Flute: Shakuhachi" Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos. Oliver Sudden Productions Inc. 2011.
-  Alcvin's Biography
-  Alcvin's Website
-  Oliver Sudden Productions
- Biography from 2004 New York Shakuhachi Festival
- Review and interview with Ramos from Georgia Straight, August 11 2005.
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