Ba Yin Box

On Sun from 12:30 pm EST to 2:00 pm EST
With: DJ Connie

Ba Yin Box | 八音盒 – Chinese Music ShowPosterArt

(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] or call (207) 780-4909 during the show. 谢谢收听!謝謝收聽!

Recent Shows (Most shows have playlists on

Jan. 14: Winter music 冬乐 featuring classics like 寒鸦戏水 “Winter Crows” Playing on wutong_1the Water and 踏雪寻梅 Looking for Plum Blossoms in the Snow, as well as contemporary compositions by Zheng 筝 player/singer Chang Jing 常静, 笙 Sheng player Wu Tong 吴彤 and more. (Playlist)

Jan. 7: Subbed by Steve Frantz.

Dec. 31: Buddhist blessings for a peaceful new year. (Playlist)

Dec. 24: Gospel music performed by legendary vocalists (Taiwan): Chyi Yu 齊豫 and Tsai Chin 蔡琴。

De. 17: Christmas music the Chinese style! 聖誕快樂!(Playlist)

Dec. 10: Soundtrack to Red Rose White Rose 紅玫瑰 白玫瑰 (1994, Hong Kong) based on 張愛玲 Eileen Chang‘s 1944 novella.