March 23, 2021 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Presented by Jonathan Maracle, Broken Walls
Jonathan Maracle will be encouraging us with his wonderful gift of music.
An accomplished musician, singer, writer, carver of Native Flutes, and recording artist will encourage our spirits with his music. Allow his music to wash over you.
About the Presenter
Jonathan is Mohawk from Tyendinaga First Nation, Ontario (CANADA), where he resides with his wife Linda and 4 children, Tammy, David Akweks, Jesse Owera and Noelle Otsishera.
Jonathan has been a musician all of his adult life and he currently travels full-time throughout the world with his First Nations band “Broken Walls,” playing Mohawk wind flute(s), guitar, Native drum and doing lead vocals. Their mission is to bring healing and dignity to indigenous people, and to help educate non-native people about the First People of the land.
Jonathan also speaks at various events. He speaks with the heart of a father in delivering a message of hope and encouragement; he stresses the value of each individual’s unique gifts for the betterment of society as a whole, as well as the acceptance of self.
Jonathan’s debut solo CD “Christmas on Turtle Island” is an instrumental journey on the Mohawk Wind Flute. For this album, he was awarded “Instrumental Album of the Year” and “Flute Album of the Year” with the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards. Last year, he released another solo album entitled “Another Man’s Son” for which he received a nomination for “Best Folk or Spoken Word” at the Native American Music Awards 2016.
Jonathan has also released a Mohawk language album entitled “Karonyakdadeh – Hymns of the Mohawk Elders”. On this album, he was joined by his brothers and members of his extended family to record songs from their childhood in Akwesasne. He just released his tenth album with his band, Broken Walls entitled “The Path” which is a blend of the traditional sounds of First Nations music and hard-driving rock, reggae, R & B, Latin and other world music.
Bookings are closed for this session.
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