17 September 2021 17:23

Tamil-Australian singer’s tribute to the dispossessed tea plantation labourers

Enjoy Enjaami, a collaboration between Arivu, Dhee and Santhosh Narayanan has taken over the music world with surprise.

It has over 29 million views – a major achievement for independent Tamil music!

Dheekshitha Venkadeshan, popularly known as Dhee, is a Sri Lankan-Australian playback singer who has also worked in Tamil cinema. 

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Valliamma, the grandmother of Chennai-based singer-rapper-lyricist Arivu, descended from plantation workers.

She was taken from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka as a bonded labourer to work in the Tea estates.

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These workers returned to Tamil Nadu to find no land to belong to.

Enjoy Enjaami is produced by Santosh Narayanan under the label of AR Rahman’s Maajja, which was formed to promote independent musicians. 

Dhee’s distinctive alto voice gives ‘Enjoy Enjaami’ the much needed rustic flavour.

The song has been great reviews from celebs and singers including Chinmaya Sripada, Siddharth, Pa Ranjit and Dulquer Salmaan.

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WATCH: Dhee ft. Arivu – Enjoy Enjaami (Prod. Santhosh Narayanan)

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