There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Mexican singer Natalia Lafourcade offers more than just the light, pretty timbre of her voice. She’s a talented multi-instrumentalist who, at age 29, has already performed in a teen pop trio, recorded an all-instrumental album, and won three Latin Grammys. On Lafourcade’s latest effort, Mujer Divina-Homenaje a Agustin Lara, she pays tribute to the Mexican balladeer with catchy versions of his romantic songs, bringing a melodic touch, guest vocalists (including Devendra Banhart and Gilberto Gil), and an occasionally speedy tempo to the tunes that endeared Lara to the Spanish-speaking world. Regardless of your proficiency in the language, it’s tough not to hum along when Lafourcade, joined by Café Tacuba’s Meme, strums a ukulele and sings sweetly on her bouncy version of Lara’s “Limosna.” Natalia Lafourcade performs with Ulises Hadjis at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $25. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com.