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George Basias was born and raised in Athens. Graduate of the Department of Civil Engineering of ATEI Piraeus. He studied for two years contemporary music Harmony with teacher George Grigorakos. He then studied Byzantine music at the Hellenic Arts Club, where he attended a four-year course in the production of stringed traditional musical instruments by teacher Fotis Louridas. To date, he has made various stringed instruments such as Rebetokithara, Politiko lute (Lafta) and Tzoura. He has participated in music groups playing guitar in various genres of music. In 2012 he wrote the music for the puppet show entitled "Horizon" by Nefeli Bonanou. He is a founding member of the artistic workshop "Askardamykti" in which he works as a teacher in the department of "making traditional strings" in parallel with other activities.

THE  Despina Malli  was born and raised  in Athens.  She studied at the National Technical University of Athens and continued her studies at the University of Kapodistrias, obtaining a degree in Project Management & Risk. He has attended adult education and management seminars. He worked as an engineer in the field of research and development, and then took on the position of project manager in marketing and communication. At the same time he had taken the position of adult educator in matters of marketing, sustainability and new technologies. Has studied  free  and linear  plan. He has attended drawing, painting and sculpture seminars.  He has completed a three-year course in the construction & animation of a theatrical puppet as well as a year of courses in the construction of machines (engineering in the puppet theater). He has attended physical theater and improvisation seminars.  He comes from a family of "shoes and bags" so he was quickly trained in the design and manufacture of leather accessories. Her parallel artistic activity and education and her love for traditional arts led her to the establishment of the lifelong learning center "Askardamykti", a center of arts and techniques where she now works as an adult educator.

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