0430 GMT December 05, 2021
The coronavirus outbreak created an opportunity for virtual workshops, Vala Vatankhah told IRNA.
With the outbreak of the coronavirus and the closure of universities, many cultural activities, including music training, are being held virtually, and the holding of the third Persian Singing Workshop at Tarbiat Modares University was no exception, he said.
Vatankhah, Persian music instructor, believes that online classes created the chance for foreigners to get familiarized with Persian art.
He said that participants in Persian traditional music workshops are from different cities of Iran as well as Germany, France, the US, the UK, Canada, Sweden and Tajikistan.
“At a time when our country’s art and culture are exposed to a wide range of foreign and quasi-artistic styles that intend to diminish the original Iranian culture, I feel duty-bound to teach the glorious artworks of Iran,” he said.
Vatankhah described Persian music as a weapon for countering cultural invasion.