The Vietnam Musicians' Association has released some 80 newly-written songs about seas and islands, the first volume of the collection entitled Day Song Bien Dong (Waves Rising in East Sea).

Association Chairman Do Hong Quan said the group singled out the songs from more than 100 entries sent by musicians nationwide in response to a campaign to write works highlighting the nation's sovereignty over its seas and islands.

“The association continues receiving new compositions for future volumes and plans to release CDs," Quan said. "The songs represent the hearts of musicians towards the motherland, and contributing voices to defend the sovereignty over the seas and islands."

The first volume of the series features songs about Vietnam's coast guards, fishermen, submarine, naval, and air forces.-VNA