In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 photo, Egyptian musician and drum player Ezzat el-Fayoumi, 65, the last member of one of Egypt’s oldest and best known percussion music bands, called Hassaballah, ... more 
In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 photo, Egyptian musician and drum player Ezzat el-Fayoumi, 65, the last member of one of Egypt’s oldest and best known percussion music bands, called Hassaballah, second right, prepares back stage with his band moments before a musical play at the Sayed Darwish theater in Cairo, Egypt. During its heyday, Mohammed Ali street, modeled after Paris’ boulevards and home to musicians, belly-dancers and instrument makers, was famed as the lively and romantic heart of Arabic music. "The street is extinct,” el-Fayoumi said, while sitting in a coffee shop that now serves as his office. “When I die, there will be no more music. No one is learning it." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Nasser Nasser
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