Broken Walls is a band specializing in indigenous Native American music, primarily in the Mohawk language. The band consists of Jonathan Maracle, a Mohawk of Tyendinaga Territory in Ontario, Canada with Linda, his wife, on occasion, as well as Kris DeLorenzi, Jeremy Radawiec and Bill Pagaran.
Broken Walls' sound is distinguished by their extensive use of Native American instruments such as hand drums and eagle wind mohawk flute, as well as their translation of Mohawk singing into English during the course of the song, contrasting with choruses in Mohawk. They also use traditional Western instruments, giving Broken Walls a more modern feel.
Broken Walls hopes to free people's hearts from the religious bondage of cultural preference and see leaders arise from within the Aboriginal community through their music.
Their motto is: “Breaking Walls Of Separation”