We are very proud to announce that Tinariwen have won this year's Uncut awards with their wonderfully acclaimed album 'Imidiwan:Companions'. It won over some very stiff competition from Kings of Leon, Bob Dylan, Wilco, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear and The Low Anthem to be crowned the most inspirational and rewarding album of 2009.
Ibrahim Ag Alhabib of Tinariwen, said of winning the Uncut Music Award: ‘This makes us really really happy, all of us and I'm glad that this important magazine should recognise our music. It gives us the strength to carry on working and spreading the message about the peace of our desert home, and I’m glad that our music can cross the frontiers and talk to people around the world. Thanks very very much.’