Who is Lukumí Babalú-Ayé, Santería's San Lázaro, Asojano Arará?
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Lazarus and David Bowie
In his last video, creative giant David Bowie made explicit reference to Lazarus. Shot in a hospital room, the scene opens with a dark room and then shows Bowie as a patient with his eyes bandaged. The opening line ("Look up here, I'm in heaven) coincides with an downward shot of Bowie lying in a hospital bed and clutching his covers like a small child. We are all like children before Babalú.