Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Chainides (Greek: Χαΐνηδες) is a Cretan folk music group who are inspired by the vast legacy of traditional Cretan music and whose lyrics borrow words from the Cretan Greek dialect. The group's name comes from the word chainis (Greek: χαΐνης), meaning the fugitive rebel.
The group was formed in March 1990 by a group of friends, namely Dimitris Apostolakis, Dimitris Zacharioudakis, Giorgos Laodikis, Miltos Pashalidis and Kallia Spyridaki. Most of them were then students at the University of Crete. Their discographical debut was in 1991 with the album Chainides that was warmly received by the public. Chainides rapidly grew to seven members and released three more albums before being temporarily dissolved in 1997. One year later, Dimitris Apostolakis and Dimitris Zaharioudakis reinstated the group that was joined by the new members Maria Koti, Alexis Nonis, Periklis Tsoukalas and Antonis Skamnakis.
Over the years, Chainides have collaborated with several well-known musicians and singers. They have performed in several locations both in Greece and abroad and have recorded seven studio albums. In their live performances, Chainides blend their own compositions and songs with new arrangements of themes and songs from traditions such as those of Turkey, Afghanistan and Bulgaria.

Group Members

Dimitris Apostolakis - Cretan lyre, vocals
Dimitris Zaharioudakis - acoustic guitar, vocals
Maria Koti - vocals
Alexis Nonis - percussion
Mihalis Nikopoulos - mantolin, bouzouki
Dimitris Mprentas - flute
Antonis Skamnakis - double bass, electric bass


  • 1991 - Χαΐνηδες (Chainides)
  • 1993 - Κόσμος κι όνειρο είναι ένα (Kosmos ki oniro ine ena)
  • 1994 - Με κόντρα τον καιρό (Me kontra ton kero)
  • 1997 - Το μεγάλο ταξίδι (To megalo taxidi)
  • 2000 - Ο ξυπόλητος πρίγκηπας (O xipolitos prigipas), double album
  • 2002 - Δελτίο ειδήσεων (Deltio idiseon), 3 songs
  • 2005 - Ο γητευτής και το δρακοδόντι (O giteftis kai to drakodonti), double album
  • 2007 - Ο Καραγκιόζης στη Γιουροβίζιον (O Karagiozis stin Eurovision)
  • 2008 - Η κάθοδος των Σαλτιμπάγκων (I kathodos ton Saltimpagon)
  • 2011 - Αγροκτηνοτροφικά και Μητροπολιτικά (Agroktinotrofika & Mitropolitika), double album
click here to download their first 7 albums via torrent -(7 active seeders) + Η κάθοδος των Σαλτιμπάγκων (I kathodos ton Saltimpagon)

Ο Καραγκιόζης στη Γιουροβίζιον (O Karagiozis stin Eurovision) download (will be added soon)
Αγροκτηνοτροφικά και Μητροπολιτικά (Agroktinotrofika & Mitropolitika), 2cd  download


Renegade Eye said...

I have difficulty with that type of file on the computer I'm using.



which album did u download?
what is the file extension of the songs?

Anonymous said...

χιλια ευχαριστω!

CHRIS I. G. said...

Ta links exoun ananewthei..
The links have been updated..
The albums missing from their discography will be added very soon+
their new 2011 album..!!!

Anonymous said...

νομίζω το κόσμος κι όνειρο δεν κατεβαίνει....

CHRIS I. G. said...

Το "κόσμος και ονειρο" είναι διαθέσιμο πάλι!

Anonymous said...

Μπορειτε να ανεβασετε το giteutis_kai_drakonti.part2.rar
γιατι ειναι offline

ferryman said...

Eisai foveros!
Anakalyptw twra tous Xainhdes kai to blog sou htan o,ti eprepe! ;-)
Ta parakatw de douleuoun. Kane o,ti mporeis...

CHRIS I. G. said...

Ferryman ευχαριστώ!!..
Τα νεκρά links που ανέφερες θα αντικατασταθούν από ενεργά το συντομότερο δυνατόν..

CHRIS I. G. said...

Ta links έχουν ανανεωθεί πλην του
'Ο Καραγκιόζης στη Γιουροβίζιον (O Karagiozis stin Eurovision)'!...

Anonymous said...

με το τελευταίο cd (Αγροκτηνοτροφικά και Μητροπολιτικά) υπάρχει καμία εξέλιξη?

Anonymous said...

Ναι το τελευταίο θέλουμεεε...