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Natalia Lafourcade’s sweet-voiced rock, with its clever and lush mix of modern and retro instrumentation, seems made for American audiences seeking interesting pop music, though her guitar-accompanied sounds haven’t yet reached many English-speaking audiences. Lafourcade hails from Mexico and sings in Spanish. Her latest album, Hasta La Raiz, recently earned five Latin Grammy nominations. Whereas her 2012 release consisted of covers of songs by traditional Mexican balladeer Agustín Lara, Hasta La Raiz features songs Lafourcade co-wrote with Leonel Garcia, a member of now defunct pop group Sin Bandera. And though she occasionally sang over hip-hop-inflected dance beats in the past, she now pairs programmed beats with acoustic guitars and a string section. The title track places her wispy vocals over flamenco-tinged, orchestral backing, while “Mi Lugar Favorito” uses bouncy keyboard rhythms and overdubbed vocals. Lafourcade may sound best, however, on the album’s more simple tracks: the ravishing piano ballad “Antes de Huir” and the stripped-down, bossa nova-inspired “Para Que Sufrir.” Natalia Lafourcade performs at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $35–$75. (202) 888-0050. thelincolndc.org.