(Victoria and Cruz del Sur is on a 6 month sabbatical Oct 2017 – Mar 2018)
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]gmail.com or call (207) 780-4909 during the show. 谢谢收听！謝謝收聽！
Recent Shows (Most shows have playlists on Spinitron.com):
Dec. 3: Music of Old Shanghai: Jimmy King’s Paramount Jazz 百樂門爵士樂, songs by the divas, and film music composed by Nie’r 聶耳。
Nov. 26: Traditional classics featuring Yang Qin, Erhu, Pipa, Gu Qin, Xun, Dizi and the Chinese harp. Enjoy music of Pine 松, Bamboo竹 and Plum Blossom 梅 – “the Three Friends of the Winter” 岁寒三友。
Nov. 19: 谢谢/感恩 Thank you/Thanksgiving songs and music. (Playlist)
Nov. 12: Buddhism themed or inspired music, featuring He Xuntian 何训田, Chyi Yu 齊豫, Xu Wei 许巍 and more. (Playlist)
Nov. 5: Flower-themed music: wild roses and lilies, orchids in an empty valley, jasmine, sunflowers and more. (Playlist)