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. 謝謝收聽!

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

LATEST SHOWS: (all playlists available on

4/27/19  Some new discoveries for future shows.

4/20/19 Work Songs & Chants: farming, logging, tea-picking, cotton spinning, embroidering, cow/sheep herding, logging, harvesting, and more!

4/13/19 Guest DJ Sarah Chang.

4/6/19 Begathon! Favorites from past and future shows.

3/30/19 Music from Qin, Tang, Ming, and Qing dynasties.

3/23/19 Round Table Special: The China of Yesterday; with guests who visited China in the 1980s and 1990s and music from that era. Susan Lieberman, Stefanie Trice Gill, and Jim Behuniak.