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This chapter explores ulaka (anger), an affect related to the aesthetic value of isigqi (power), to argue the eloquence of the ngoma body-voice. Starting close in by detailing singular moments of artistry, the analysis attends to the strident timbre of the lead voice (team captain), comparing individual versions of the expression of ulaka. Ulaka is a sense of propriety, a justification to act, such as in response to a sung or danced provocation. Ulaka is also sought and cultivated kinetically. The technique of pushing the body to the edge while holding its movement just in control mirrors the principles of...

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