Ba Yin Box

On Sat from 10:00 am EST to 11:30 am EST
With: DJ Connie

Ba Yin Box | 八音盒 – Chinese Music Show

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!

(Cambodian Voices will resume May-October, 2019, featuring traditional Khmer music, modern Khmer music, and Maine community news and news of Cambodia.)

LATEST SHOWS: (all playlists available on

12/15/18  Paris Mon Amour ~ Paris inspired Chinese music  – the dreams and melancholy, the breeze and rain, the streets and the sky of Paris 巴黎.

12/8/18  Sad and Sombre.

12/1/18  A Musical Journey – musicians and music that once broadened a teenager’s horizon in China.

11/24/18 Thanksgiving Special: Songs about FOOD!

11/17/18  Orchestra Century Series: Lee Tai-hsiang’s orchestral adaptions of Chinese folk music; Special guest: Gary Libby talking about early Chinese immigrants in Maine.

Mrs. Goon of Portland, Mother of the Year, 1952.

11/10/18  拉丁风情 Latin Style Chinese Music: Imagine Tango, Rumba, Salsa, Bossa Nova…performed in Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese!