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 (Most shows have playlists on; You may also email me for a complete list of shows from 6/20/16 to 8/28/2017):


MV: Shanghai Dreams by James Li 李泉

August 28 – Back to school special: fun music, plus an interview with Tania Strout about CAFAM Chinese School.

August 21 – Subbed by Steve Frantz.

August 14 – An interview with special guest Casey Avaunt about Taiwan modern dance; music from Chyi Yu 齊豫 and Quiet Quartet 靜謐時光。(Playlist on Spinitron)

August 7 – Singer songwriters Peggy Hsu 許哲珮 from Taipei and James Li 李泉 from Shanghai: Swing, Inc. 搖擺電力公司 and Shanghai Dreams 上海夢 & more. (Playlist on Spinitron)

July 31 – Hip-hop and rap music from Taiwan and Hong Kong, featuring MC Hot Dog, Miss Ko, Will Pan, NickTheReal, A-Yue, FAMA & more. 港台嘻哈/饒舌歌曲:姚中仁、葛仲珊、潘瑋柏、周湯豪、張震嶽、農夫等。(Playlist on Spinitron)

July 24 – Punk rock from mainland China from compilation Looking Directly into the Sun (2007) and more. (Playlist on Spinitron)

July 17 – Subbed by Eric Poulin.

July 10 – Indie rock from mainland China produced by Modern Sky Records: Modern Sky 摩登天空 series and City in the Sky 天空之城 series (1998-2016).