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Fiona Talkington Fiona Talkington | 09:47 UK Time, Sunday, 16 August 2009

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Editor's note: Fiona submitted this post yesterday afternoon - SB.

This afternoon I've had the great pleasure of meeting the legendary Pandit Ram Narayan who has brought the sarangi to the attention of the world. It was so nice to meet him with his daughter Aruna who brings, as she says, a female slant to her own sarangi playing.

I've just about signed up for lessons with the fabulous young khyal singer Manjiri Asnare Kalkar, a truly inspirational young woman, and we've all had a smile on our faces listening to the group Asima who've got a surprise planned for the start of tomorrow morning's Prom. Not to mention of course the fabulous Mishra brothers who've developed their own approach to traditional Indian singing over, well, many years.

We're live on air from the Royal Albert Hall from 1030 and don't forget to come along to Kensington Gardens in the afternoon for a touch of Bollywood. Bring your dancing shoes!

Fiona Talkington is a presenter for BBC Radio 3

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