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Shakuhachi Roots Pilgrimage

Nov. 1 – December 4, 2017

All over Japan

This most incredible traveling “retreat” takes you deep into Japan spiritually and physically on the wings of the shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute! SRP for 2019 is now accepting participants. Please reserve your spot soon as it will fill up fast!


Nature Boy

An Eco-Art Project/A Musical Fundraiser

This event Is a three day musical fundraiser to support NatureBoy Project!http: //natureboyproject.com/
Sunday afternoon, June 11:
3pm: Naad
3:30 Andrew Kim, Alcvin Little Woo
4pm: Allannah Dow, Andrew Kim, Greg Valou

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Also check out our NatureBoy’s workshops taking place all summer:
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What to bring:
Your water bottle or a travel mug
Finger food from around the world to share ♥

Contributions:
$ 15 .. $ 25 .. $ 35 .. $ 45
* $ 5 off with your travel mug / water bottle.

$ 15 for work / play shops
$ 25 for one evening at the Zulla
$ 35 for two evenings at the Zulla
$ 45 for three evenings & a work shop

Indiegogo link will be added soon!
If you like e.transfer: connect@natureboyproject.com
We’ll-have your name on the list ♥

** Contributions go to supporting Natureboy Project
http: //Natureboyproject.com/
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About
NatureBoy is an Eco-Art Project!
We celebrate nature, music, art, wellness, sustainable living, locally sourced food, pioneering ways in zero-waste and clean renewable energies!
http: //Natureboyproject.com/

** This is a child friendly event (alcohol and drug free)

*** TO REDUCE THE IMPACT ON OUR ENVIRONMENT, please bring your reusable water bottle or a travel mug ***


Bamboo-In Shakuhachi Circle Student Gathering

When: Saturday, October 14

Start: 4:00 pm

End: 7:00 pm

Join us for a gathering of shakuhachi students to share with each other our shakuhachi practice. Starting at 4:00 we will have a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony lead by tea master, Keith Snyder sensei. Afterwards, we will all share a piece with everyone in the main hall. Family and friends are welcome. Those wishing to participate in the tea ceremony, please rsvp to reserve your spot. Donations to the temple are appreciated.

Those wishing to play a piece, let me know beforehand which piece you will be performing.

Hope to see you there!


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Kelowna Sushi & Sake Festival

Sunday at 1 PM – 4 PM
6 days from now · 12-29 ° Sunny

The Laurel Packing House

1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia
** Sold Out **

Join us for an afternoon full of entertainment, paired with tastings of Sushi & Sake from some of our local restaurants.

The festival is aimed at bringing awareness to Kelowna’s unique sister city agreement in Kasugai, Japan. Over 6 performances are lined up to let you experience some of the culture. Sake / Spirits and Sushi tastings will be paired with this several local restaurants.

Ticket includes entertainment with 10 tokens for Sushi & / or Sake.
Extra tokens will be sold at event for $ 2 for those wanting more tastings.

Japanese entertainment Throughout The event will include:
• Japanese Folk Dance from Nishikawa-ryu School (9 performers dance)
• Yamabiko Taiko Drumming
• Traditional fashion show
• Samisen and Percussion (3 string styled guitar music)
• Shakuhachi and Calligraphy
• Speech from City of Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran
• Video greeting From Mayor Ito of Kasugai, Japan

Did you know that Kelowna has a sister city twinning with Kasugai, Japan?Are you sure you want to stay in Kelowna? We are looking forward to seeing you again in Kelowna.

The space has a limited capacity – buy your tickets ahead of time!

Tickets are $ 30 plus fees.

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Shakuhachi Bamboo Flute Sacred Sound / Meditation Evening

Friday, April 14 & May 19, 2017
at 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Bridge & Enrich Lives Society
718 East 20th Avenue
(Fraser and 20th)
Vancouver, B.C.
V5V 1N3
604-563-1561
Shakuhachi bamboo flute master, Alvin Ryūzen Ramos will infuse the evening with guided silent meditation and sacred solo bamboo zen flute atmospheres. Later in the evening, Alvin will be joined by his friends, Andrew Kim, Little Woo, and Sam Romero, inspiring musical luminaries of the Vancouver conscious community … where they will take you on a journey into sonic mystery and enchanted harmonic convergences.All students of shakuhachi are encouraged to come and join Alcvin for RO blowing at the end of the night.Donations welcome.Doors: 7:00 pm
Start: 7:30 pm

DENSABI – Music from Another World

6:30 doors
7:00 start
$10 at the door

Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos – Shakuhachi, hichiriki, ishibue, vocals, and e-guitar, FX
Bernie Arai – digital electronics and sound exploration
Chris Gestrin – analog synthesizer / sound explorations and visuals

Chris, Bernie and Alcvin will take you on a one of a kind experience that is DENSABI. Meditative, destructive, beautiful, sometimes disturbing and ethereal, cinematic soundscapes combined with hypnotic visuals come together for this other worldly experience.

Densabi use a veritable cornucopia of acoustic, electric and electronic instruments in collaboration to create incredibly lush and evocative, spontaneous electro-acoustic (acousto-electric?) soundscapes and improvised absolute music. Their music is a unique and fascinating exploration into the the aesthetic concept of wabi-sabi; seeking the beauty of deterioration and impermanence through sounds and structures old and new in the realm of electronic ambient music.

Since forming in February 2006 Densabi have performed in such diverse venues as art galleries, night clubs and at the Luminaires Lantern Festival, and Powell Street Festivals.

Densabi Poster

DENSABI

Friday, April 29, 2017
at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tozenji Buddhist Temple
209 Jackson Street, Coquitlam, BC
$10 at the door

After a long hiatus, DENSABI is back and will be releasing a new double CD on Friday April 28th, 2017 along with a performance at the most beautiful Japanese-style Temple space in British Columbia – Tozenji! Come and experience  the lush, one of a kind, mind-blowing experience of the analog-digital ambient music of DENSABI!

DENSABI – Music from Another World

6:30 doors
7:00 start
$10 at the door

Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos – Shakuhachi, hichiriki, ishibue, vocals, and e-guitar, FX
Bernie Arai – digital electronics and sound exploration
Chris Gestrin – analog synthesizer / sound explorations and visuals

Chris, Bernie and Alcvin will take you on a one of a kind experience that is DENSABI. Meditative, destructive, beautiful, sometimes disturbing and ethereal, cinematic soundscapes combined with hypnotic visuals come together for this other worldly experience.

Densabi use a veritable cornucopia of acoustic, electric and electronic instruments in collaboration to create incredibly lush and evocative, spontaneous electro-acoustic (acousto-electric?) soundscapes and improvised absolute music. Their music is a unique and fascinating exploration into the the aesthetic concept of wabi-sabi; seeking the beauty of deterioration and impermanence through sounds and structures old and new in the realm of electronic ambient music.

Since forming in February 2006 Densabi have performed in such diverse venues as art galleries, night clubs and at the Luminaires Lantern Festival, and Powell Street Festivals.

 

enchanted Evenings

Thursday, June 29, 2016
at 7:45pm – 8:00pm
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Free with admission to the Garden

Alcvin will be performing a  short but sweet improvised set with Etsu Essence Inoue (Japanese Calligraphy) and Maki Natori (modern dance) during the intermission of teh Enchanted Evening at the beautiful Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Witness spontaneous beauty being made on Canada Day eve!

MELA Festival

Friday, July 1, 2016
at 12:45pm – 1:30pm
Granville Island, near Performance Works
Free admission

Alcvin will be performing a dynamic improvised set with multi-instrumentalist, Greg Valou (guitar, hang, percussion), and zheng improvisor, Vi-An Diep! Check out this special Canada Day celebration!

EASTERN ECHOES

Saturday, July 9, 2016
at 2:30pm – 4:30 pm
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Free with admission to the Garden

Alcvin will be performing a with Etsu Essence Inoue (Japanese Calligraphy) and zheng improvisor, Vi-An Diep for the opening of the exhibition of Etsu Essence Inoue and Anna Diaz-Drew at the beautiful Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

 

Powell Street Festival

Saturday, July 30, 2016
at 1:30pm – 2:00 pm
Oppenheimer Park (400 block of Powell Street)
Free admission

The legendary ethno-ambient duo, Dharmakasa (Andrew Kim & Alcvin Ramos) will be doing a rare performance at this year’s 40th Anniversary of the Powell Street Festival! Don’t miss this special offering from one of Vancouver’s most sublime and out of this world ensembles!

HUUN HUUR TU  with special guests – Alcvin RyŪzen Ramos Trio

Saturday, September 23, 2016
at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Tickets $24, $32 and $45 ViP. Available Online, or Soon at Highlife and Banyen Books.

With Special guests, opening act, the Ryuzen Trio, led by Alcvin Ramos.

Caravan World Rhythms presents the legendary Tuvan throat-singers, HUUN HUUR TU. The whistling of the high-mountain wind forms eerie overtones and postmodern statement. The repeated thrum of a string against wood and hide turns into a meditative, evocative figure straight from the avant garde. The descendents of isolated Siberian herdsmen make serious, strangely universal music out of some of the planets quirkiest acoustics.

The Tuvan acoustic quartet Huun Huur Tu prove that Tuvan music can take plenty of intelligent innovation. Using traditional instruments and drawing subtly on 20th-century composers, funky rhythms, and the decades they spent honing their overtone singing, Huun Huur Tu transform ancient songs into complex acoustic compositions. Beginning over seventeen years ago, Huun Huur Tu has almost single-handedly introduced the outside world to the boundless wealth of Tuvan traditions, thanks in great part to their superior musicianship.

ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.huunhuurtu.ru/2014/02/en.html

Opening for Huun Huur Tu are some of Vancouver’s most eclectic world music maestros, led by shakuhachi player Alcvin Ramos.

The Ryuzen Trio was formed by shakuhachi musician, Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos in Vancouver, BC/ The Ryuzen Trio plays original compositions of Alcvin. The band’s root is based on Japanese aesthetic from the Japanese shakuhachi & shamisen musics (zen, folk, ensemble music), but like bamboo has the flexibilty to bend and flex with other traditions and forms. The Ryuzen Trio is joined by superlative percussionist, Curtis Andrews (mrdangam, kanjira, kit) and multi-instrumentalist Greg Valou (guitar, bass, hang). The Ryuzen Trio expresses the experience of the shakuhachi moving through the world.

Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos is one of the leading teachers and performers of the shakuhachi in North America. A composer, shamisen and didgeridoo player, and multi-instrumentalist, Alcvin has taught and performed internationally and pursues an active solo as well as collaborative career, sharing the stage with many distinguished artists. Alcvin lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC where he makes shakuhachi flutes and teaches at his home at the Bamboo-In Shakuhachi Retreat Centre. Info: alcvin.ca.

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AVIA

Saturday, September/October, 2016
Time: To Be Announced
Fairmont Waterfront
900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3L5

AVIA is a group composed of three musicians with Asian ancestry who incorporate a variety of Asian instruments such as shakuhachi, shamisen, zheng, and sitar and draw inspiration from many styles of rock, improvisation, ambient, and non-western traditions of playing. They are currently a three-piece, consisting of shakuhachi/shamisen/vocalist Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos, zheng improvisor virtuoso Vi-An Diep, and multi-instumentalist, Andrew Kim. AVIA play a kind of music characterized by spontaneous free-improvisation, extended open-ended bridges, meditative shamanic spaces, and the use of unconventional playing techniques.

This open air performance is part of the Artists for Conservation Festival (www.artistsforconservation.org) which happens annually to support the efforts of Wildlife Conservation in British Columbia.