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

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。

February 6 – Songs and Music of Tibet, 1962 recordings by Smithsonian Folkways; Tibetan Mantras for Turbulent Times featuring the Gyuto Monks. 西藏音乐专辑。

January 30 – Chinese New Year / Spring Festival Music Special (II): Selected classics from CCTV Spring Festival Galas. 春节音乐专辑(二):央视春晚集锦。Special Guest: CAFAM President Martin Connelly.

January 23 – Chinese New Year / Spring Festival Music Special (I): Traditional songs in Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese, with music from Heart of the Dragon Ensemble. 春节音乐专辑(一):传统乐曲。新年好!


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)