Mumbai: Anthony Tauro's Dashing Entry to Konkani Music

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Mumbai, Nov 5:  Poverty brought him to a mega city called ‘Amchi Mumbai’ at a very tender age. But his talent, dedication and hard work made him one of the top-most Konkani singers of the city. Rags to musical riches story, indeed. Well, to start at the beginning, 32-year-old Anthony Tauro began his journey to Mumbai, from Arur a small village in Koppa taluk, of Karnataka when he was barely 14-year-old. In Mumbai however, he did not even have a shelter to stay. He somehow managed to find employment in a hotel, which was just enough to earn his daily bread. But being a determined young man he even continued his education by studying in night schools, along with his hotel job. From there begin his successful journey into the virtual Konkani musical arena.

Antony Tauro

Today, Antony's towering achievement in the Konkani music sphere is indeed a model worth replicating and emulating for any ordinary guy in a far-flung remote village. He is indeed a role model for any villager, with dreams in his eyes and aspiring to achieve anything big in life. It is an undeniable fact that he had god-given musical talent in his blood. But finding the right opening and then channeling this talent in the right direction at that point in time, was indeed one of the greatest challenges faced by him. This he did admiringly well, thereby reaching the well-deserved stature he is enjoying today.

Although he was just a village guy and a mere high school student, he still had several valuable opportunities to compete in singing competitions held by various organizations like Veera Kesari Kalavrunda, Billava Association, Goreganv and Karnataka Sangha, which greatly honed his musical talents. He managed to beat the best there and won several top prizes for consecutive three years in a row. This was indeed the beginning of the climbing the ladder of success in his chequered musical singing career.

Anil, Anitha Samson, Avil

Benjamin, Blany, Caren

Cloy, Dimple, Geo

Jerry, Joseph, Prakash

Riya, Rony Crasta, Sandeep

Snehal, Seema, Suchitha, Viviet

In the course of his glorious music career Tauro participated in several musical programmes like Charles Nite, Victor Nite, Konkani Nite, Konkani Utsav etc where his exhibited his considerable musical talents to the world at large. Coming to the present, plans are afoot to organize his own musical nite in Mumbai during the Diwali festivities to showcase his talents. Undoubtedly, this will be another feather in hi cap and in his grand musical voyage.

The first musical nite is to be held at Zeveriben Popatlal Hall in Ghatkopar (E) on November 9 at 10.30 am, the second, at St Josephs’ Church Grounds at Mira Road at 7 pm on the same day. The third musical nite at St Antony’s School Grounds in Sakinaka at 6.30 pm on November 10 and the last one will be held at Mahakali Sacred Heart Church Grounds at 7 pm.

Antnony Tauros’ wife Suchita Tauro, well-known singers Rony Crasta, Anita Samson, Prakash Mahadevan, Blanny D’Costa, Carron Tauro, Riya D’Cunha and Viviet Tauro will lend their voices with him. Benjamine Miranda’s music along with Rajgopal, Cloy, James and Agnel, Geo Agrar’s MC and comedies of Jeri Rasquinha, Joseph Pinto and others, dance by Naach Sobhaan will add more colour to the programme.

Since it is Anthony’s maiden foray in staging his own Konkani music nite, it is perhaps everyone’s duty to support him, so that he serves Konkani with his talents and his own ways for long.


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  • charles d cunha, borivli

    Fri, Nov 09 2007

    wish u goodluck and future in all you musical shows. wish suchi all the best. waiting to see aslita on stage soon.

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  • Priya Das, Karkala / Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 06 2007

    Wishing you good luck Anthony, for your future. All should appreciate your great work. God bless you ...

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  • Ambrose DMello, Pangla / Riyadh

    Tue, Nov 06 2007

    May your dedication and hardwork find every success.

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    Tue, Nov 06 2007

    Hey Anthony, wish u good luck. keep going, your shows will be remembered for long

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    Tue, Nov 06 2007

    Hey Anthony, wish u good luck. keep going, your shows will be remembered for long

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  • Noel Pinto, Barkur/Chakala/Sharjah

    Tue, Nov 06 2007

    Behind every success is ambition.......... Behind every ambition is effort......... Behind every effort is someone who is willing to try Congratulations Anthony for your hard work towards konkani, Wishing you all the success for your coming maiden music nights.

    Also wishes from Vinay Lewis, Naveen & Suneeth (hope u remember us)

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  • Ignatius Dsouza, Bantwal/Kuwait

    Mon, Nov 05 2007

    wish you a good luck for your future. I appreciated for your great work. God bless you Ignatius,Kuwait

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