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 梦江南 Dreaming of spring in southern China & Celebration of the Lunar New Year/Spring Festival 恭贺新春佳节.

1/26/19 Introducing Taiwanese composer Dr. Shih-hui Chen 陳士惠 and her new album Returning Souls; Also contemporary music  by American composers for Chinese instruments, featuring Taiwan’s Little Giant Chamber Orchestra 小巨人絲竹樂團.

1/19/19  Original modern & contemporary classical compositions by Chinese musicians: Zhou Long 周龙, Bright Sheng 盛宗亮, Tan Dun 谭盾, Huang An-lun 黄安伦 and Ye Xiaogang 叶小纲. Special guest: Jennifer DeCristoforo, author of Lucky Bamboo Book of Crafts and new CAFAM president.

1/12/19  Chinese folk music adapted for piano and violin, played by multi-generations of virtuosos: Yu Lina 俞丽拿, Lü Siqing 吕思清, Lin Cho-liang 林昭亮, Li Yundi 李云迪 and Lang Lang 朗朗.

1/5/19   Purity and clarity. 清. 静. Reflective music to star off the new year.