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):

June 19 – Music by Bun-Ching Lam 林品晶 (modern classical composer), Wang Xinxin 王心心 (Nan Yin singer) and Wu Na 巫娜 (zither master) to celebrate the U.S. release of Creating Across Cultures: Women in the Arts from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan (6/21/2017)

June 12 – Introducing Taiwan Campus/Folk Music 校園民歌 from 1970s. Special guest: Amy Yu.

June 5 – Introducing《声音图案》Images in Sound, a 2007 contemporary music album by  composer 何训田 He Xuntian and magnificent, philosophical songs written by He Xuntian and performed by 朱哲琴  Zhu Zheqin/Dadawa from their 2006 album《七日谈》Seven Days.

May 29 – Selected tracks from 朱哲琴 Zhu Zheqin/Dadawa‘s 2013 album Moon Rise 《月出》, featuring folk songs performed by Zhu Zheqin and ethnic minority musicians.

May 22 – Introducing two ground breaking Tibetan-theme albums by composer 何訓田 He Xuntian and singer 朱哲琴 Zhu Zheqin/Dadawa, Sister Drum 阿姐鼓 (1995) and Voices from the Sky 央金瑪 (1997)

May 15 – Xinjiang Music. 新疆歌舞。