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Collaborations between Western and Eastern musicians too often end with the West winning, turning what could be a deeply moving meeting into slightly “mystical” pop pap. And if 1997’s Chö, the debut CD by Wisconsin guitarist Steve Tibbetts and Tibetan Buddhist nun and singer Choying Drolma, had been left to the latter, the results might have been just as insipid; Drolma loves Whitney Houston and Dan Seals, and she and her fellow sisters from the Nagi Gompa nunnery near Kathmandu wanted Tibbetts to produce a rap song for them. Instead, the long-time ECM recording artist took the DATs he recorded of Drolma and her fellow singing nuns and overdubbed chanting percussion, textured acoustic guitars, and quietly wailing walls of sound for a record of immense beauty. Drolma and Tibbetts perform at 8 p.m. at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the Stamp Student Union’s Colony Ballroom, Adelphi Road & University Blvd., College Park. $10. (301) 774-9100. (Christopher Porter)