Kalimba Marichal Ibar (born July 26, 1982) is a Mexican singer, born in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico. Kalimba is of Afro-Mexican descent, as is his name — "Kalimba" is a musical instrument of African origin composed of a wooden box set with metal bars to be plucked with the fingers. Born in Mexico City, he appeared in local plays and TV shows such as, Chiquilladas at a very young age. In 1993 Kalimba got the opportunity to be a part of La Onda Vaselina (OV7), where he spent 3 years. Later, he dedicated his time to his other passion aside from Music -- football.