Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Media, Payam Noor University (PNU), Tehran, Iran

2 MA in Art Research, Art Department, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran


Fine arts can be considered the most precious and original cultural manifestations of nations. Today, the attractiveness and function of these arts in the tourism industry are considered an obvious matter. It is estimated that the cultural tourism market size is about 40% of the total international tourist arrivals. It is expected to grow more in the following years. Cultural tourism during its development has found several sub-branches, among which music tourism is very important. In this practical-developmental study, the coordinates and capacities of Iranian music were investigated and explained from the viewpoint of music tourism using a descriptive-analytical method to recognize and introduce the valuable features and capabilities of Iranian music from other well-known kinds of music in the world. According to the findings, ten titles were introduced as coordinates of Iranian music in music tourism, various traditional Iranian musical instruments and forms, the variety of regional music, the variety and plurality of Iranian musical instruments, the Iranian vocal forms, and their connection with Iranian poetry and literature, mystical dimensions of Iranian music, improvisation, the variety of Iranian dances related to types of music, music therapy music traditional ceremonies, ability to combine Iranian music with other types of music and traditional instruments. Obviously, the results of this research can be useful for researchers and activists, as well as the country’s future policies in the field of tourism, to pay attention, emphasize, and invest as much as possible in the capabilities of such a unique national heritage.


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