Thomas Muchimba Buttenschøn has led an extraordinary life.
Born in Africa to a Danish father and Zambian mother, Thomas and his parents emigrated to Denmark shortly after his birth. Thomas and his parents were diagnosed with HIV in 1985. Unfortunately, both of his loving parents lost their battles to AIDS in 1994 when Thomas was only 9 years old. Thomas, too, was not expected to survive, but he has.
It was at this time that Thomas discovered his profound interest in music and, more specifically, in creating music and songs which seamlessly blend his transformative lyrical content and his superbly melodic guitar. Thomas’ music has now taken him to the greatest heights imaginable. In 2004, after years of struggle and dedication, Thomas’ debut album “Fantastic Monday” topped the Danish charts and put Thomas on the map as a highly skilled and formidable artist.
In 2011, Thomas and his beautiful wife, Cana, welcomed their first born son into the world. Fatherhood triggered a deep desire within Thomas to use his music to help teach and empower others. Since then, Thomas has harnessed the power of his music, and the music of others, to help foster positive changes within society.
Now a leading voice in Danish pop and beyond, Thomas is driven and determined to use his platform to help spread his messages of positivity and social awareness. This is the Muchimba Music Foundation. This is Thomas Muchimba Buttenschøn.