‘The bold, brisk composition, based on the marimba - like gyil music of Ghana, was an invigorating, percussive delight; still, its true alliance felt less West African than American with nods to Bernstein, Ives and Copland.  And for all its microtonal passages and motoric, Minimalist phrasing, Dust Dances had refreshing charm – hardly the un-approachable stuff so much modern classical music gets accused of being.’
The Memphis Commercial Appeal