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):


January 16 – Introducing Swing Shine’s Shanghai-Paris gypsy swing album Marguerite and Wang Yujun’s eclectic jazz/folk album Abandoned Garden. (Click on photos for Youtube videos)

January 9 – Mongolian Music. Introducing the innovative band Hanggai and the timeless tunes from the Smithsonian Folkways recording “Mongolia: Traditional Music“. 蒙古音乐专辑:杭盖;史密森尼传统蒙古音乐唱片。

January 2 – Meditative music by artists from China, Japan and Nepal. 冥想音樂(刘德海、巫娜、白水、Guo Brothers, Heart of the Dragon Ensemble 等)。

December 26 – Year-End Special: Farewell Music (playlist on Spinitron). 年終告別特輯:原野三重唱、姜小鵬/李泰祥、崔君芝、陳慧嫻、鳳飛飛、蘇芮、陳百強、張國榮、庾澄慶、汪峰、王菲、賈鵬芳、白水及藍玫瑰演唱組。

December 19 – Christmas Special: Chinese Gospel Music. Featuring songs and music by Heavenly Melody Choir (Taiwan) and members of the Chinese Gospel Church of Portland. Special Guest CGCOP Elder Tim Luk. 聖誕特輯:中文福音歌曲。