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 Has

 

              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 Has
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)
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