Lionel Loueke neatly dodges some loaded questions from a BBC interviewer:
BBC Interviewer Leslie Goffe: "How do you answer those people who say that jazz is a dying music? It has no future. Record sales are down. Clubs are closing. Audiences are disappearing. Why not make money and win fame playing rock, or pop?"
Lionel Loueke: "Most of the people who say that, it's because they're like, traditionalists, and the thing is they're not trying to open up, accept the new thing going on."
Leslie Goffe: " So jazz will never die?"
Lionel Loueke: "Jazz will never die. For sure."
HERE'S THE INTERVIEW (4 MINUTES)