Ba Yin Box | 八音盒 – Chinese Music Show

On Mon from 10:30 am EST to 12:00 pm EST
With: DJ Connie

Ba Yin Box, 八音盒, plays a wide variety of Chinese music, 中國音樂 — from ancient to contemporary, traditional to modern, folk to rock, featuring artists from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and overseas.

Ba Yin Box is a Chinese word for music box. “Ba Yin” means eight sounds. Ancient Chinese classified musical instruments in eight categories: silk, bamboo, wood, stone, metal, clay, gourd and skin/leather, so “Ba Yin” symbolizes all the musical sounds in the world.

DJ Connie will also have guests on the show regularly to discuss China-related topics, such as Chinese culture, language, arts, food, and current affairs.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please email czh012[at] or call (207) 780-4909 during the show. 谢谢收听!謝謝收聽!

Recent Shows (You may email me for a complete list of shows starting from 6/20/16):


MV: 寒江雪 Snow on the Cold River

March 20 – BEGATHON special. Vocal and instrumental variations of three timeless folk songs: 望春風 Longing for the Spring Breeze,在那遙遠的地方 In That Faraway Place,康定情歌 Kangding Love Song. (Playlist on Spinitron)

Screen Shot 2017-03-13 at 2.20.26 PMMarch 13 – Music by Wu Na 巫娜, Wang Xinxin 王心心 and Bun-Ching Lam 林品晶, artists featured in a new book on Chinese women artists Creating Across Cultures. Special guest: Clare Morin, contributing author to the book.

March 6 – Masters of Traditional Music; from battle music on Zither to southern Chinese scenery on Erhu to spring tunes on flute; featuring artists Wang Changyuan, Xiang Sihua, Min Huifen, Liu Mingyuan, Lu Chunling, and Zhan Yongming. 民乐大师专辑:将军令、霓裳曲、南国风光、江南春等;由古筝、二胡、笛子名家王昌元、项斯华、闵惠芬、刘明源、陆春龄和詹永明等演奏。(Playlist on Spinitron)

February 27 – Subbed by Big Stevie, playlist available on Spinitron.

February 20 – Snow in Beijing, Rain in Taipei: Winter-themed music by musicians from around Beijing and Taipei. 北京的雪,台北的雨:易欣、老狼、朴树、小柯、郭兰英、崔健、地铁兄弟、郑源、储兰兰;周蕙、齊秦、孟庭葦、陳淑樺、音樂磁場、蔡依林、吳志寧、張震嶽。