"Gentefied asks us how we express our love for ourselves without diminishing that of others in our communities, as well as how important our identities are that we are willing to sacrifice our dreams to cling onto them."
"Stripping music of its extra components in such a way is a feat most people desire and appreciate yet one which few people can accomplish. But Fishmans seem to do it at many turns of their career, crafting singular compositions that I probably would have been able to learn in my beginner piano classes and combining them to make cohesive, long tracks that feel like they go by in seconds."
"... those moments, though our confusing lives continue after them, live in us as a reminder of who we are. At those moments we rate ourselves a 5, when in all other moments we might rate ourselves a 3. Yet we remember what the 5 felt like so we can strive to reach it again."
"Even as this community of musicians and business owners branch out, they find a way to make wherever they are home by appreciating locality."
"The universality of the guilt and loss of identity experienced by Maghrebi immigrants allows for the contemporary art of the Maghrebi Diaspora to have tangible effects on the world. Its conception offers an avenue for Maghrebi immigrants to represent their unique experiences as a collective body."